Describe the difference between, and the advantages of handling layout of HTML documents using either:

  1. Tables
  2. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  3. Frames






Browser support Widely Not always fully Widely
Exact layout control Good Good when it works Not so good
Advanced format and font control Restricted Very good Restricted
Download time Some browser will not display a tble until it has been downloaded fully. May need access to a separate CSS file. Separate files for each frame.
Separate scrollable regions and sources for each region. No No Yes

Support for common layout for many pages, which can be changed in one operation for all the pages.

Separation of formatting and control.

No Yes, also a format class can be defined and then used in multiple places. Restricted.

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