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Mar
31
comment Why are people making tables with divs?
and if you look at the other two answers here, you will see that neither say simply "because it's the rule" - they both lay out very clear justifications for the rule and use cases
Mar
31
comment Why are people making tables with divs?
wrt to the last paragraph - you have read the HTML5 specification for those elements, haven't you? w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/semantics.html#the-p-element w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/semantics.html#the-ul-element w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/semantics.html#the-ol-element - particularly, if order does matter, then use the ol element (since this is the structural part) - you can still present it as a bullet list using CSS
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Mar
30
comment Why are people making tables with divs?
well, no, it isn't tabular data. you are presenting it in a grid that resembles a table. Tabular data is statistics and comparative information - think like a spreadsheet. Would you say that thumbnail view in Windows file explorer is tabular data? And, is this always going to be presented like a table? What if you want a different view style in 6 or 12 months? Why put in restrictions that have long-term effects for the sake of being obstinate in the face of widely accepted practice?
Mar
30
comment Why are people making tables with divs?
Those "abstract semantics" are exactly what helps search engines, screen readers, and even graphical browsers...
Mar
30
comment Why are people making tables with divs?
Have updated my answer
Mar
30
revised Why are people making tables with divs?
Why divs and not tables
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30
answered Why are people making tables with divs?
Jan
16
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Oct
15
revised Adding quirks from an old system to a new system because that's what people are used to - a term for this?
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Oct
15
comment Adding quirks from an old system to a new system because that's what people are used to - a term for this?
Actually, I think that Quirk Parity - programmers.stackexchange.com/a/260032/13421 - is closer to the original question. Skeuomorph's a more of a design aesthetic than programming.
Oct
15
answered Adding quirks from an old system to a new system because that's what people are used to - a term for this?
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Aug
10
answered Fullstack programmers and web design
Jun
11
comment Fixing a spelling mistake in a method name
*misspelt... or maybe a different spelling?
Jun
2
answered Is there a common programming term for the problems of adding features to an already-featureful program?
Apr
23
comment Best way to indicate more results available
out of interest - how would the caller then specify they want "more"? how would the service differentiate between the initial and "more" calls?
Jan
16
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