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RE: Rendering of Indents (<DIR>)

From: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 12:37:31 +0100
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB50102A7F2@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: www-amaya@w3.org
> From:	Geoff Benn [SMTP:geoff.benn@ntlworld.com]
> 
> Great work :-) I understand this is the email address for Amaya issues? I
> have a couple of issues with indenting:
>  
> 1. Amaya does not seem to render indents (HTML <DIR>) correctly, ie. it
> doesn't actually indent.
>  
	[DJW:]  There is *NO* indent element in HTML.  As far as I know DIR
is
	deprecated (because browser developers failed to distinguish from
other
	list type structures).

	If you want indenting you *must* use style sheets.

	(Incidentally, the element normally abused for 
	indenting is BLOCKQUOTE.)
>   
> 2. To improve the look/feel I suggest Indent increase & decrease buttons
> as per Netscape Composer & MS Outlook Express, 
	[DJW:] 
	These are mis-features, as they make people think that HTML
	is a WYSIWYG page description language.  If you really want
	such a language, I'd reccommend PDF.

	Indenting in HTML always has to be seen as a two stage process:

	- provide HTML to indicate the structural nature of the element;

	- provide style sheets to indicate how you prefer such elements
	  to appear (don't forget to provide them for all media types, not
	  just high resolution GUIs with mice).

>   [DJW:]  
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