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Re: indenting

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 19:29:53 -0500 (EST)
To: Jamie Fox <jfox@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>
cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.9912061927480.31909-100000@tux.w3.org>
DIR depends on the browser - old browsers presented it as a columnar list I
think, but now they handle it as UL. Anyway, using it to indent text is
wrong. Use a style sheet. There is no other correct and reliable way to do
the job. But then if users are so concerned about presentation why do they
use outdated browsers?

Charles McCN

On Mon, 6 Dec 1999, Jamie Fox wrote:

  I want to indent sections of a document without using spaces or some other 
  cheat.  I want to do something similar to what <blockquote> does.  Will 
  <DIR> do it and how will it hold up on older browsers?  Thanks for your 
  -Jamie Fox

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