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Re: Dave Raggett

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 19:14:20 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
To: Renice Stewart <rstewart@zama.net>
cc: html-tidy@w3.org, gerald@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.10.10011111912570.-659859@hazel.phone.com>
On Thu, 9 Nov 2000, Renice Stewart wrote:

> Dave, This perhaps is not a "bug," but it's 'bugging' me.  Why
> is it that when I use the "center" attribute in the "img" tag, I
> have to change it to "middle"...  and when I use this same
> attribute in any other tag, I can keep it as "center."
> 
> My dilemma is...shouldn't w3 be consistent...Or is there some
> other reason for this incongruity?

This is an accident of history -- from the way Mosaic implemented
HTML. W3C is transitioning away from presentation attributes and
towards the use of style sheets, so this isn't something we can
easily fix. 

Regards,

-- Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
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