Re: What should I use for centering (DIV or P)

Walter Ian Kaye (
Mon, 15 Apr 1996 15:19:48 -0700

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Date: Mon, 15 Apr 1996 15:19:48 -0700
From: (Walter Ian Kaye)
Subject: Re: What should I use for centering (DIV or P)

At 11:29p 04/15/96, Abigail wrote:

>What I suggest is that you first logical markup your document
>without bothering about layout specific attributes.
>Then, after you have finished doing that, you add the 'align = center'
>attributes. If you have used <div> in your document, you can use
><div align = center>. If it's only <h?> and <p>, you use
><h? align = center> and <p align = center>.
>The logical markup of the document is far more important than the layout
>hints. The attributes go with the elements; one doesn't use elements
>for the attributes.

Ok Abigail, please tell us exactly how you use div. What structural purpose
does it serve, and why do you consider it unrelated to layout? You sound
like you are trying to enforce the letter of the law without caring about
anything else...

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