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Re: lynx-dev different versions of lynx.. different outputs.

From: brian j. pardy
Subject: Re: lynx-dev different versions of lynx.. different outputs.
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 08:19:09 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 4 Nov 1998, Greg Marr wrote:

> At 11:28 AM 10/29/98 , you wrote:
> >> > When I change the tags to
> >> >  <table><center>..blah blah blah </center></table>
> >> > 
> >> > both versions of lynx have the same centered output.
> >> > Any ideas of what could the problem be here ?
> >>  
> >> the problem is yet another piece of HTML pedantry (grimace):
> >> i raised this very issue a couple of months ago:
> >> see the Archive for 9809 (probably).
> >Please, let's not consider another "well, everyone else is doing it, so
> >we can/should break spec". 
> >
> ><TABLE> has an ALIGN attribute, which is the proper way (as I read the
> >spec) to center it.
> >
> ><CENTER> is only a text element.
> >
> >(This has probably all been said before...)
> If it has, it was said incorrectly.  <CENTER> is not a text element.  <CENTER>
> is a synonym for <DIV ALIGN=CENTER>, which is a block level element. 
> and <TABLE ALIGN=CENTER> should all produce the same output.  However, many
> versions of the major browsers don't see it this way, especially the ones
> before <CENTER> was defined as <DIV ALIGN=CENTER>, and was just whatever NS
> wanted it to be.

Okay, remind me to stop trying to parse HTML specs. I just looked back
at the spec and it says exactly what you said. I think I misread "CENTER - 
text alignment" as "text element". 

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