Re: DIV/CLASS: Mike Wexler: Re: HTML 3.2

Dave Raggett (dsr@w3.org)
Tue, 14 May 1996 17:48:28 -0400


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To: Charles Peyton Taylor <CTaylor@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil>, www-html@w3.org
Cc: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org>
Subject: Re: DIV/CLASS: Mike Wexler: Re: HTML 3.2 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Wed, 08 May 1996 12:07:26 EDT."
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Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 17:48:28 -0400
From: "Dave Raggett" <dsr@w3.org>


> How about:
> 
>    DIV document divisions
>       Groups related elements together. Can be used with the CLASS
>       attribute to create meaningful document divisions such as
>       Chapter, Section, and Sub-section. 
>       Can be used with ALIGN attribute to set the text alignment of the
>       block of elements it conains. ALIGN can be one of LEFT, CENTER, or
>       RIGHT. Requires start and end tags.
> 
> > I think the issue of the CLASS attribute could be opened up.

This is fine for the forthcoming version of HTML which supports
style sheets. HTML 3.2 on the other hand captures the state of
HTML as deployed in early `96.  ID and CLASS are therefore not
part of HTML 3.2.

Check out the W3C drafts:  WD-object and WD-css1 for a glimpse
of where things are going.

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