Re: Proposal: <table> as flowable text element.

Lee Daniel Crocker (lcrocker@calweb.com)
Fri, 4 Oct 1996 15:01:41 -0700 (PDT)


Message-Id: <199610042201.PAA29922@web1.calweb.com>
Subject: Re: Proposal: <table> as flowable text element.
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 1996 15:01:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Lee Daniel Crocker" <lcrocker@calweb.com>
In-Reply-To: <1.5.4.32.19961004214009.00733568@csclub.uwaterloo.ca> from "Paul Prescod" at Oct 4, 96 05:40:09 pm

> 
> It would invalidate all of the HTML documents that depend on paragraphs NOT
> containing tables because the table end tag is supposed to "signal" the end
> of the paragraph. If tables were allowed in paragraphs, those documents
> would mean something completely different and look completely different.
> 
> To those who have been complaining that HTML doesn't allow you to leave out
> more tags, you can see one of the big problems with it: the assumptions you
> allowed authors to make in their documents today tie your hands tomorrow.
> 
>  Paul Prescod

Is this an answer to the same question I read?  There is nothing about
the proscription of tables being contained in paragraphs that relates
in any way to their float attribute.  And anyway, can't one float any
block element by overriding that attribute in its style?  I realize
that probably no browser implements this yet, but that will be the
standard way to do it when they can stop fighting over who can break
the standard faster long enough to implement some of it.