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

Hakon Lie (howcome@w3.org)
Sat, 18 May 1996 13:51:22 +0200


Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 13:51:22 +0200
Message-Id: <199605181151.NAA02537@www4.inria.fr>
To: marcush@crc.ricoh.com (Marcus E. Hennecke)
Cc: www-html@w3.org, boo@best.com
Subject: Re: DIV/CLASS: Mike Wexler: Re: HTML 3.2
In-Reply-To: <199605161652.JAA00450@cougar.crc.ricoh.com>
From: Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>

Marcus E. Hennecke writes:

 > Nonetheless, HTML 3.2 allows
 > ALIGN=LEFT. So why not ALIGN=JUSTIFY?

Because ALIGN=LEFT was widely used in early '96, ALIGN=JUSTIFY wasn't.

It is generally agreed that adding presenational markup in HTML is not
a good idea. Instead, style sheet will allow us to enhance the
presentation of HTML documents well beyond any deployed or proposed
attributes. Your specific concern is addressed in CSS1 [1]:

    P { text-align: justify }

The above example would justify all P elements.

[1] http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-css1#text-align

Regards,

-h&kon

Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
http://www.w3.org/people/howcome  howcome@w3.org