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Nested Tables
Is it okay to use a nested table?
bartainer




msg:610143
 12:59 am on Aug 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hello,

Is it okay to use a nested table? Will search engines still read the site?

Ron

 

Purple Martin




msg:610144
 1:13 am on Aug 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Search engines will still read it. However, one disadvantage of overly-complex nested tables for layout is that the code-to-content ratio is big, which will drop the page lower in search engine rankings. A CSS layout usually gives a much smaller code-to-content ratio and therefore better search engine rankings. There are many other reasons why CSS is usually better than nested tables for layout, search this site for heaps of info!

rocknbil




msg:610145
 4:25 pm on Aug 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

It also goes against 508 accessability guidelines. 508 guidelines recommend that if you **must** use table layouts, do it so that it reads in a logical order, but do not nest tables, find another way.

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