INPUT tag ALIGN attribute defaults to TOP in HTML3.2??

Brian Davila (davila@radar.cinet.fcr.es)
Thu, 4 Jul 1996 19:38:03 +0200 (MET DST)


Date: Thu, 4 Jul 1996 19:38:03 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Brian Davila <davila@radar.cinet.fcr.es>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: INPUT tag ALIGN attribute defaults to TOP in HTML3.2??
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.91.960704192040.17910B-100000@radar.cinet.fcr.es>


The HTML 3.2 draft dated Tuesday 25-June-96 specifies that _all_ INPUT
tags should have the ALIGN attribute set to "top" by default, but the IMG
tag defines align as IMPLIED (i.e. no default).  In the 2.0 spec, both IMG
and INPUT implied the ALIGN tag. Why the differnce? Setting the ALIGN tag
to "top" for INPUTs doesn't seem to make sense, especially when it only
aplies when TYPE = "IMAGE" and has no significance for other INPUT types.
Am I missing the obvious or is this a bug? 

From the 3.2 spec, the line describing the INPUT align attribute:
  align  (top|middle|bottom|left|right) top -- image alignment --
and now the one describing the IMG attribute:
  align   %IAlign  #IMPLIED   -- vertical or horizontal alignment --
and the one that describes _both_ attributes from the 2.0 spec:
  ALIGN (top|middle|bottom) #IMPLIED

Brian Davila