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Re: HTML 4.01 Specification seems to have a Table variable just not there

From: scsijon <scsijon@net2000.com.au>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 20:30:06 +1100
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To: lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au, www-html@w3.org
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org

At 10:51 PM 12/01/2006, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>scsijon wrote:
>>Using your current spec (HTML40.pdf) from the W3 website, I refer 
>>to page 113,
>It's always better to simply provide a link to the HTML version.
>>In this you show (at the bottom of the page) an attribute of 
>>"width", however, at no place is there an equivalent "height" attribute.
>That's not needed, it can be done with CSS.  In general, you should 
>avoid presentational elements and attributes in HTML in favour of CSS.

this means:

1- The HTML spec can't reside on it's own, as i was told it was 
suppose to be able to do, when I learn't it.
2- I now have to learn CSS, something I have no idea about other than 
as a name!
3- I am expected to rewrite code that IS complete (and works) except 
for a SINGLE missing attribute, that I expected to be there as it's 
alternate (width) IS in the specification.

not pleased folks


>>I show an example for your perusal, hoping that it gives you my 
>>intention. it is not a complete file, just a relevant section with 
>>the added attribute.
>><body background="images/brown_bg.gif"  bgcolor="#e1d2be" text="#666666"
>You can remove every single one of the attributes in this sample 
>markup, and use CSS instead:
>body { background: #e1d2be url(images/brown_bg.gif); color: #666; 
>margin: 0; padding: 0; }
>>link="#0000ff" vlink="#800080" alink="#ff0000" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0">
>:link { color: #00F; }
>:visited { color: #800080; }
>:link:active, :visited:active { color: #F00; }
>><table border=0 width=800 height=780 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0>
>table { border: 0; width: 800px; height: 780px; border-spacing: 0; }
>td { padding: 0; }
>Lachlan Hunt
Received on Sunday, 15 January 2006 09:38:50 UTC

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