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Reddoug

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Hi

I am trying to learn XHTML and I am having trouble putting a summary in my code. I am trying <table border="5" align="center" width="75%" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" summary="Trying to make this work."> and I can not get the Trying to make this work show up in my web page. I have tried <table border="1" width="75%" summary="Trying to make this work"> Can not figure out what I am doing wrong. Any ideas??

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Reddoug

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I do have my closing tag </table>

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I figured out my problem. I was thinking it should show up in the web page.

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XHTML doe not allow a low of the table attributes you are using. Table layouts went out in the 1990s. If you have to use table tags as a layout, then make the table layout along with CSS.

Tableless Web Design: http://en.wikipedia....less_web_design
Why tables for layout is stupid: http://www.hotdesign.com/seybold/
How to convert manually your HTML tables to CSS: http://www.table2css...html-tables-css
Basic Tables [Bad Examples!]: http://www.yourhtmls...asictables.html
Images, Tables, and Mysterious Gaps: https://developer.mo...Mysterious_Gaps

Validating:

Why Validate?: http://validator.w3.org/docs/why.html
CSS Validator: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
HTML Validator: http://validator.w3....ri with_options
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HI

Thanks for the reply and all of the links. I will check them out.

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Along with Astranut's recommendations, I would strongly suggest that you take a look at the W3Schools tutorials.

HTML <table> summary Attribute:

The summary attribute has no visual effect in ordinary web browsers, but can be used by screen readers.


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Thanks, I have been looking at W3Schools. It has a lot of info. Final next week and then I start Dreamweaver class. Wish Dreamweaver wasn't so expensive.

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Yeah, tools can get expensive, fortunately you don't need an expensive WYSIWYG editor to develop good web applications. But if WYSIWYG is what you are looking for, here's a free one:
KompoZer - Easy web authoring

Even better:
Comparison of HTML editors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I personally use Visual Web Developer, but that's because I mainly do ASP.NET programming.

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