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Re: About TABLE's bgcolor.

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 13:05:01 -0400
Message-ID: <3585543D.8B628427@w3.org>
To: "UCHIDA,Akira" <uchida@happy.email.ne.jp>
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org
UCHIDA,Akira wrote:
> I have a question about TABLE's bgcolor attribute.
> In 11.2.1, it is not marked "DEPRECATED". But I can't
> find it in the Strict DTD.
> Is the bgcolor attribute of the TABLE element deprecated
> or not?

Yes, it is deprecated. See 15.11.1. The "bgcolor" attribute
defined in the chapter on tables links to this definition.
Additionally, the attribute index indcates that it's deprecated
and it's not in the strict DTD.
> By the way, I use Netscape Navigator 3.04 to read the HTML
> 4.0 Specification. My settings are:
>         Background:             black
>         Text:                   white
>         Color control:  Let Document Override.
> I can't read the TABLE in section B.5.1. Because my
> Mozilla can't understand your CSS style information and
> there is no text color information in that document.

I don't believe there is a table in section B.5.1.
There is one in B.4.1, excerpted here:

                                 Site URI              URI for
> Coul'd you please remove bgcolor attribute from that
> table or add FONT color to that table?

We can't change Recommendation documents. Soon, however, I
hope to have a page up at W3C that will help users having difficulties
reading W3C documents.

I will remove the bgcolor attribute from this table definition. The
next draft will be corrected.
> I know that I can read the section B.5.1 if I change my
> browser's settings. But I wish the specification to be
> more accessible.

Thank you for your input,

 - Ian

Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org) 
Tel/Fax: (212) 684-1814 
Received on Monday, 15 June 1998 13:04:54 UTC

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