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XHTML 1.0 vs HTML 4.01 text alignment (justify)

From: Kai Hofmann <hofmann@hofmann-int.de>
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 21:00:14 +0100
To: "www-html-editor" <www-html-editor@w3.org>
Message-ID: <60812980@hofmann-int.de>
To whom it may concern,

today I converted my Website from HTML 4.01 to XHTML 1.0 (transitional).
During this operation I found an inconsistency that is not documented.

In HTML 4.01 "align" is defined as "left|center|right|justify"
in XHTML 1.0 TextAlign is only defined as "left|center|right".

This is not documented within the "Differences with HTML 4" nor within the
"HTML Compatibility Guidelines".

I know that the alignment is deprecated  and its better to use CSS or XSL,
but for backward compatibility with existing browsers TextAlign should also
allow "justify", because this is an typographical requirement.

Please let me know your opinion to this point, because I would like to put
the "w3c xhtml checked" logo onto my website.

Thanks for your time and a happy new millennium ;-)

   Kai Hofmann

Dipl.-Inform. Kai Hofmann   EMail: hofmann@hofmann-int.de
Arberger Heerstr. 92        WWW  : http://www.hofmann-int.de/
28307 Bremen/Germany

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