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Re^3: CSV or HTML? (now OT)by ww (Bishop)
|on Jan 19, 2012 at 12:36 UTC||Need Help??|
...and the name of "a standards compliant browser" (to which to your refer) is?
I ask because I don't really believe there is such a thing.
Tangent: Using the phrase "standards compliant" (yeah, I'm guilty too) tends to obscure the issue -- IMO -- which arises from the fact that "standards compliant" is not the same as "implements all of whichever relevant standard one might select."
There is, for example, a "standard" (and right now I've forgotten whether its CSS or html4.1) providing a way to align a mixed length set of decimal numbers*1 in a column of <td>s in a <table> (it applies to other things too, but that's easy to grasp.
That would be a very handy standard to follow... except that no browser (of which I'm aware) actually implements it. Yes, there are workarounds, but as is often the case, those workarounds are often a PITA.
*1 Example of the mixed length set of:
1.01234 101.234 101.00 10123.4
One common workaround, aligning the column rightward, doesn't work there, but some means of aligning the decimal points sure would make it easier to read.