Fast CGI with Python on UNIX and alternatives

Mike Meyer mwm at
Tue Jan 7 16:13:28 CET 2003

Tim Roberts <timr at> writes:
> >Finally, I read in some articles that using <table> tags to format HTML
> >output is old-fashioned and that we should go over to CSS.
> Someday that will be true.  For now, any kind of tricky CSS does not work
> on a fair number of browsers.

As opposed to any kind of tricky table layout, which won't work on a
fair number of browsers. The claim that the author controls the layout
of the HTML is a myth. CSS tends to be more readable when it fails. It
also gives the user more control than tables. Both of these are
reasons to prefer CSS.

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information.

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