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RE: XHTML 1.0 Transitional does not accept "justify" ?!?

From: Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@hem.passagen.se>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 08:23:53 +0100
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Cc: <www-html-editor@w3.org>
Message-ID: <HBECLJECMMGNJGANOJEPAELHCCAA.bertilow@hem.passagen.se>
Jukka Korpela:

> On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, Bertilo Wennergren wrote:

> >   <div align="justify">

> > makes a doc invalid if I label it as XHTML 1.0 Transitional, but
> > gives no error if I relabel the doc as HTML 4.01 Transitional.

> > Is this an oversight in the XHTML Transitional DTD?

> Probably. There's no reason to think that the change was intentional;
> it would assumably have been mentioned if it were.
 
> [...]

> and it is used similarly. So it seems that there was an oversight
> when the entity was renamed; somehow justify was dropped away.

Thanks for confirming this.
 
> (On the other hand, justify works _so_ poorly that it should be used
> with extreme care only, see
> http://www.hut.fi/u/jkorpela/www/justify.html

Indeed. So fortunately this error is not a big practical problem.
Furthermore, browsers that do handle "justify" probably handle CSS 
as well, and that's where "justify" belongs anyway.

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                          Bertilo Wennergren
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