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

Dave Raggett (
Thu, 16 May 1996 09:33:16 -0400

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To: (Marcus E. Hennecke)
Subject: Re: DIV/CLASS: Mike Wexler: Re: HTML 3.2 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Wed, 15 May 1996 16:04:23 EDT."
Date: Thu, 16 May 1996 09:33:16 -0400
From: "Dave Raggett" <>

> So does this mean that JUSTIFY will not be in HTML 3.2?

Correct - since this was not widely supported (and still isn't)
as of early `96.

> So just because neither Netscape nor Microsoft got around to implementing
> JUSTIFY we don't get it? Somehow this doesn't strike me as very desirable.

We will only get browsers with support for text justification if people
are prepared to put in considerable effort and expense into developing
and widely deploying browsers with this feature. To get high quality
results this would have to be combined with hyphenation. I expect that
this will come eventually, but it is certainly not viewed as the highest
priority for vendors I have spoken with at this point.

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