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Old June 2nd, 2009, 03:42 AM
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Should tabular data always be in tables?

So we know that tables should only be used to display tabular data, and not used for layout.

But turn the question around - should tabluar data always be displayed in tables?

My common sense tells me yes... but my current circumstance / chosen technology / lack of skills in said technology are all saying no

But it's got me thinking, are there any cases when tablular data could be separated out into other html elements and still be semantically correct? Nested ordered lists perhaps?

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The thing about tables is that data in a cell is usually related to the data in the cells in its row and in the cells in its column. Other markup can't really show relationships between the pieces of data like that.
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