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Re: Centering tables

From: Irene Vatton <irene.vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 09:55:50 +0200
To: Jose Carlos Santos <jcsantos@fc.up.pt>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-Id: <20021001095550.30e59e53.irene.vatton@inrialpes.fr>

On Mon, 30 Sep 2002 14:49:21 +0100 (WET DST)
Jose Carlos Santos <jcsantos@fc.up.pt> wrote:


> > Hum, CSS is not very clear about that.
> 
> I think that it is very clear about this. As you can read in Cascading
> Style Sheets, level 2/CSS2 Specification/W3C Recommendation 12-May-1998
> (at http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/tables.html#q6):

I didn't look for that information in the section "Caption position and alignment"
You're rigth the auto margins are used to center a table when it's ouside a
paragraph and are interpreted as 0 inside a paragraph.
That different interpretation requests a new development in Amaya.
I added that request in our bug list.

> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The following example shows how to put a caption in the left margin. The
> table itself is centered, by setting its left and right margins to 'auto',
> and the whole box with table and caption is shifted into the left margin
> by the same amount as the width of the caption.
> 
> BODY {
>     margin-left: 8em
> }
> TABLE {
>     margin-left: auto;
>     margin-right: auto
> }
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > I checked that latest Mozilla and Opera versions do not center the table
> > like Amaya.
> 
> I do not have Opera but I do have the latest version of Mozilla (1.2,
> released the 10th September) and it does center the table, as it did the
> version 1.0. Besides, the fact that other browsers don't so things as they
> should does not justify the same behaviour from Amaya.
> 
> Best regards
> 
> Jose Carlos Santos
> 
> 
> 
> 


-- 
     Irene.
Received on Tuesday, 1 October 2002 03:56:03 UTC

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