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ALIGN in TABLE

From: Karl-Johan Noren <k-j-nore@dsv.su.se>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 14:59:45 +0200
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19980419145945.007aa720@mail.dsv.su.se>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
There is a contradiction in the HTML 4.0 draft about the
effect of setting the ALIGN attribute for the TABLE element.

According to 11.2.1 the ALIGN attribut in this context
means the placement of the table as a whole on the page. This
also fits with the behaviour of current UAs as well as HTML
3.2. The attribute value isn't inherited to the table cells.

But, in 11.3.2, Inheritance of alignment specifications, as
point number 5, it is stated: "An attribute set on the table
(TABLE)", ie, the ALIGN attribute set on TABLE should affect the
alignment in the child elements.

Please clarify the desired behaviour in the errata.

Karl-Johan Norén (Noren with acute e) -- k-j-nore@dsv.su.se
http://www.dsv.su.se/~k-j-nore/
 - To believe people are as stupid as one believes is
   stupider than one can believe.
Received on Sunday, 19 April 1998 08:56:59 GMT

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