c_ankerstjerne — 2011-09-10T06:23:34-04:00 — #1
I just wanted to show this:
Kandidatfortegnelser - Folketingsvalg torsdag 15. september 2011 - Danmarks Statistik
It's a table of all the candidates to the upcoming Danish parliament election, from the Danish Bureau of Statistics. Well, actually it isn't. Check out the code: The table itself is really a series of
spans, styled to make it look like a table. This would be a perfect example of how some designers misinterpret no tables for layout as no tables at all, except for the fact that the page itself use a table-based layout.
oddz — 2011-09-10T21:05:28-04:00 — #2
That is funny a table where a table should not be used and no table for what should be using a table or a definition list though I can't read the page so I'll take your word for a table.
stomme_poes — 2011-09-10T07:32:41-04:00 — #3
Any schmoe's 12-year-old nephew with a cracked copy of dreamweaver can do it!
frank_conijn — 2011-09-10T06:42:10-04:00 — #4
except for the fact that the page itself use a table-based layout
A table in a table even...
c_ankerstjerne — 2011-09-10T06:47:58-04:00 — #5
The 'columns' are:
- Candidate name
- Runs in district
- Nominated in district (in Denmark, it's possible to run i districts you're not nominated in)
The bolded headers denotes grand districts, and the ordinary headers denotes party name.
bootfit — 2011-09-10T06:54:28-04:00 — #6
Lets be honest, web design is easy and any schmo in an office can do it
xhtmlcoder — 2011-09-10T06:41:54-04:00 — #7
An example of a truly amazing and astounding lack of understanding on the web author's part regarding semantics. At first I thought it was supposed to be some list of names but since I cannot read Danish. I'll take your word for it being a comparative table, well that is what it should have been - certainly not span infestation.
system — 2011-09-11T04:22:40-04:00 — #8
I would NOT call that tabular data -- I'd call that nested lists... there are no obvious rows and/or columns to it... it's just indenting as it's nested. That's NOT a case for a table.
Oh wait, that IS tabular data -- it's just not rendering as such in Opera, Safari, Chrome or FF here -- it only shows up as a table in IE!
c_ankerstjerne — 2011-09-11T04:39:54-04:00 — #9
I just checked it in Chrome, and you're right. That's even more sad.