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Re: <PRE> tag

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 11:53:57 -0400 (EDT)
To: <laura.dangelo@hrdc-drhc.gc.ca>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0104101152310.30242-100000@tux.w3.org>
They can't be formatted with CSS?

.indent { left-margin: 2em ; right-margin: 3em }

using pre for formatting means that you risk losing the formatting, and that
you force people to scroll horizontally if they hvae smaller width than you

charles McCN

On Tue, 10 Apr 2001 laura.dangelo@hrdc-drhc.gc.ca wrote:

  Does anyone know of any accessibility issues with the <PRE> tag?

  We have some International Pension Agreements that are next to impossible to
  format  without using the <blockquote> tag and since we can not use
  <blockquote> for formatting text, I am investigating other alternatives.

  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


  Laura D'Angelo
  Technical Officer
  Human Resources Development Canada
  Income Security Programs
  Internet / IntrAnet

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