As stated in my previous post, I'm currently messing with the "company webpage." The coding is attrocious, and as I'm going through and cleaning things up I figured I might as well make it XHTML complient while I"m at it. This way the site is has solid content and a solid structure.
Ideally, I'm a control freak, and I'd love to be able to have the code pristine XHTML Strict. As it stands now, it's XHTML Transitional.
The problem that I've run into is with tables. I know that CSS is the way to go but I don't want to get too involved in absolute positioning and the such right now. Yet to keep the site coherant across varying screen resolutions and to help to browser to efficiently lay out elements to the screen I'm assinging width attributes to all the tables cells. .... NOT XHTML STRICT COMPLIENT!
As the page is broken up among 3 tables, I've done not necessarily extensive but still a fair quantity of colspan and rowspan to avoid nesting, and the cells are of variying width, a CSS class attribute would seem rather absurd.
Would anyone have any ideas of other work arounds?