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Presentation of tables seems bizarre

Posted by douglas_carnall on 27 Oct 2012 at 05:26 GMT

I apologise if this seems a trivial point, and I am sure that your current style has been carefully considered, but may I, as a humble user, deprecate your presentation of the tables in this article as graphic images?
These tables contain only text, and they are central to the message of the article. Yet merely reading the content as they are currently presented is cumbersome, obliging the user to launch software other than a browser to access the material.
This is before any consideration of automated access to the material by web spiders, text mining programs etc.
How did this come to pass? Surely PLoS should be the world's leading exponent of the html <table>tag?

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