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Re: lynx-dev Incorrect centering

From: Chuck Martin
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Incorrect centering
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 19:31:19 -0500
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This message also didn't seem to make it to the list, so I'm
resending it.


On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 08:55:25PM +0000, David Woolley wrote:
(quoting me)
> > I believe lynx is wrong, because the 'align="center"' should apply to
> > the as a whole, and not to each line in every cell of the table, which
       ^----Oops!  Missed a word there: "table"

> I would agree that it is not what is expected, but you shouldn't use
> HTML for such effects, anyway, which is why the attribute is 
> deprecated.

And I don't, but many people do, and I was talking about how it should
be handled for those pages where this inappropriate use of tables is
found, where I have no control over it.

> It's not that surprising that this happens, as many browsers seem to
> treat the, deprecated, centre element as having the effects of:
> center {margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;}
> center * {text-align: center;}
> i.e. it both centres the block and causes centre justification of any
> contained text.

Yes, but it's only lynx, of all of the browsers I've tried, that does
this within each cell, rather than just for the table as a whole, when
the center attribute is contained in the table tag itself.


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