Re: JUSTIFY

Peter Flynn (pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie)
12 Aug 1997 21:05:47 +0100


Date: 12 Aug 1997 21:05:47 +0100
From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie>
In-reply-to: <3.0.1.32.19970812124626.00696360@smtp.idt.net> (message from
To: jptxs@idt.net
Cc: wlkngowl@unix.asb.com, www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199708122005.VAA06237@imbolc.ucc.ie>
Subject: Re: JUSTIFY

   ..that subject makes this sound semi-religious :-)...

Self-justification? Justification by works of supererogation?

   perhaps it is because i haven't gotten to it....
   but it seems that there is still no place in the new specs, HTML or CSS,
   for a justifying element or tag.  we can align right left and center, but i
   run into so many places where the ability to justify would be quite
   handy--like in a blockquote, or text in columns or tables, etc.

   have i missed it, or is it just not there? if it isn't, should it be?

No, it's not there, because HTML 3.2 and 4 document and codify
existing practice, not future use.

What you're looking for is <p align="justify">, right? And <div
align="justify">? Do browsers support these?

///Peter