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aligning figures in a data table

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 13:32:54 -0000
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To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3c.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3c.org>
In response to an earlier post of mine David Woolley said:

>I've never understood the obsession with centring text on web pages, but
>columns of figure should never be centred; they should be decimal 
>point aligned, which, without style sheets, probably means right

If my figures have differing numbers of decimal points e.g 35.67% and
99.99999% then aligning right will not produce the desired result. I have
tried <td align="char" char="."> but this doesn't seem to work (IE 5.5). All
references that I can find quote this usage as correct. Has anybody any


Julian Scarlett
Web Design & Document Management System Officer
Education Directorate 
Sheffield City Council
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