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HTML Tables, whether used for layout or for real data, can create problems for people reading the Web line-by-line (e.g. columned text read across the page out of order).

The WAI Evaluation & Repair (ER) group has developped a Tablin java filter that can linearize HTML tables and render them accordingly to preferences set by the end-user.

One way of running this filter on the www.w3.org Web site (will not work anywhere else unless the webmaster has set up the same ,tool setup) is to append ",tablin" to the w3.org page URL you're accessing.

Example :

The comma-tool capability is simply an apache rewrite rule and done such that it's transparent (for sake of relative resources).

RewriteRule ^(.+),detab$ http://yourserver/cgi-bin/tablin.pl?uri=http://%{HTTP_HOST}$1 [P,L]


Last updated: Nov 15 2000 by dd@w3.org

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