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[Bug 6608] New: please undeprecate <center> for older browsers

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Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 07:47:40 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-6608-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=6608

           Summary: please undeprecate <center> for older browsers
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML 5: The Markup Language
        AssignedTo: mike@w3.org
        ReportedBy: Nick_Levinson@yahoo.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: public-html@w3.org


I've had difficulty getting centering to work with new commands in old
browsers, even with CSS, unless I use <center> tags in the body. They're
redundant, but they work.

I wish you'd simply bring <center> back as an optional alternative, by
undeprecating it.

I suspect that surveys of installed bases of software understate home use and
possibly school use, if the main purpose of the surveys is to support sales to
businesses. My local library maybe six months ago told me that they still lend
out books on Windows 95, not just that they shelve them but that they actually
get borrowed. So I still author for Internet Explorer 5 and 5.5, which I run on
2 Win9x machines (95a and 98SE).

This responds to <http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/single-page/>, Working Draft, 12
February 2009. For Bugzilla, I selected all OSes; I develop on Win95a and 98SE
and Linux and want pages to work on whatever users use.

Thank you.

-- 
Nick


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