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One of the pages I am currently working on involves a page with many panels containing questions (it's one big questionnaire page).

The questions take the form of:

                                  YES          QUITE          NO
Question 1 blah blah...?          [ ]           [ ]          [ ]
Question 2 blah blah...?          [ ]           [ ]          [ ]
Question 3 blah blah...?          [ ]           [ ]          [ ]

Do you think it is legitimate to utilise tables for this sort of data?

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To table or not?

Certainly.

It's not what you do it's the way that you do it.
So do it with STYLE
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To table or not?

Ok. Wink

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To table or not?

Yes, tables are just another tool. They are not
evil nor were they handed down on Mount Sinai.
If your content appears in a tabular form, and does
not have to be linear in the source or wraped in
semantic tags, go for it. Just don't start nesting tables,
or ye shall be accursed forever!

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To table or not?

Yes I know... it's just that I've got so far down the road without using tables, when a legitimate use comes along (as my example above), you kinda think... 'I could do this without tables quite easily'. But, for the sake of the semantics of the document, it is *correct* to actually use the table and not disappear up the back-side of the table-less CSS endeavour. :roll: Laughing out loud

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To table or not?

Big John wrote:
Yes, tables are just another tool. They are not
evil nor were they handed down on Mount Sinai.
If your content appears in a tabular form, and does
not have to be linear in the source or wraped in
semantic tags, go for it. Just don't start nesting tables,
or ye shall be accursed forever!

How come you shouldn't nest tables within tables?

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Don't know how much you know DiarYofaMadmaN about the why's and intentions of standardised XHTML and CSS, but the general intention is, that tables should and shall become for one use only. That is, their original status as tabulated data; not page construction and the infinite regression of nested tables... spiralling down forever and ever and ever... Smile

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co2 wrote:
Don't know how much you know DiarYofaMadmaN about the why's and intentions of standardised XHTML and CSS, but the general intention is, that tables should and shall become for one use only. That is, their original status as tabulated data; not page construction and the infinite regression of nested tables... spiralling down forever and ever and ever... Smile

ahha, i used to do my page outlines in tables, but i switched over to CSS and i love it Smile