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Mike Meyer (mwm@contessa.phone.net)
Mon, 5 Jun 95 21:46:53 PST

Subject:  Re: 
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From: mwm@contessa.phone.net (Mike Meyer)
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 95 21:46:53 PST
Message-Id: <19950605.75E1058.13D2A@contessa.phone.net>
To: www-html@www10.w3.org

> Hello. I also agree with other posts that a column function is needed.  I
> think it would add diversity to the pages out there.  It would also give
> the HTML writer a bit of creativity to play with.

To date, everything done to give HTML writers "a bit of creativity"
has generally resulted in pages that were at best slower to load,
were usually very ugly in browsers other than the one the author used,
and were at worst nearly unreadable.

Columns sound like a repeate of this. however, I'm willing to be
convinced, and would be interested in seeing a proposal for how a
column tag would work.

Of course, you could always configure your browser to do multi-column
text. Might require source, though.

> Also, I feel that there should be an <align=right> clause added soon.
> This would again add diversity to pages.

Align=right has been around for quite a while now. If the browser you
are using doesn't support it, get a better browser.

Ditto for align=just (justified).

Those aren't in common use; otherwise I probably would have been
tortured by trying to read long stretches of right-aligned text by
now.  Probably by the same people who arranged yellow text on a white