HTML 3.0 again

Michael Johnson (michaelj@relay.relay.com)
Wed, 07 Dec 94 08:34:06 EST


Subject: HTML 3.0 again
Message-Id: <MICHAELJ.941207083406@relay.relay.com>
From: michaelj@relay.relay.com (Michael Johnson)
To: www-html@www0.cern.ch (HTML discussion list)
Date:    Wed, 07 Dec 94 08:34:06 EST

I'd like to suggest that the %block.align default be changed to left rather
than center, for two simple reasons:

1) People tend to expect things to be left-aligned unless they specify
   otherwise or there is some special reason to make that element more
   noticeable (such as a level one heading)

2) I personally think it makes documents hard to read when two tables in
   succession do not align their left sides, so your eyes have to constantly
   adjust for this when comparing or correlating information in the two
   tables

I can see how figures might be better off center aligned (though I'd vote for
justify myself) but I really think tables should be left aligned by default.

Michael Johnson
Relay Technology, Inc.