Re: justification...

Abigail (abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl)
Tue, 12 Mar 1996 23:28:25 +0100 (MET)


From: Abigail <abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>
Message-Id: <199603122228.XAA29008@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>
Subject: Re: justification...
To: cdreagan@indyunix.iupui.edu
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 1996 23:28:25 +0100 (MET)
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <Pine.3.89.9603121642.A41121-0100000@indyunix.iupui.edu> from "cdreagan@indyunix.iupui.edu" at Mar 12, 96 04:46:42 pm

You, cdreagan@indyunix.iupui.edu wrote:
++ 
++ On Tue, 12 Mar 1996, Abigail wrote:
++ 
++ > You, Christian Gerard wrote:
++ > ++ 
++ > ++ Don't you think that <JUST> is a lot easier then <TAG ALIGN = "JUSTIFY">?
++ I would agree that having a <JUST> tag would be the much preferred 
++ method. In most case you are going to want to justify large groups of 
++ objects at a time. Having a tag that works like the <center> tag would 
++ make this much easier.

Proposed long time ago: <div>. Can, among other things, be used
to justify objects.

++ > > No. For the same reason there isn't <right> and <left>, 
++ > <p align = "right">, <h1 align = "left">, <table align = "justify">,
++ > <div align = "center">, etc. Why four new tags if one attribute
++ > suffices?
++ > 
++ And I believe that actually default alignment is left. I am not sure why 
++ someone would want to align all of their objects to the right. This could 
++ effectively push them off the screen. Also, the <center> tag already 
++ exists. So, this really only a proposal for one tag. 

Default alignment is left, but not everything is aligned left.
Table headers are centered by default, Lynx centers h1 headers,
and someone might want to left align something in a context
which is centered or right aligned. 

I don't understand the argument about "pushing them off the screen".
Why whould that happen on the right site, and not on the left?
Furthermore, all those browsers which align to the right are broken?

<center> doesn't really exist, I haven't seen it in any official
or proposed dtd; <center> is a Netscape invention (and for some
reason, they never made <right> or <left>, while align = "right"
and "left" work....)

++ I am just wondering, how much different this would be than the 
++ <Blockquote> tag? Should the <just> put spaces into text in order to 
++ align text with both the left and right?

It's a major difference. A <blockquote> is a _logical_ construct.
<just> is nothing more than a layout thing. How does a <just> sound?


Abigail

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