Re: Cougar DTD - I18N

Dave Raggett (
Sun, 4 May 1997 12:34:12 -0400 ()

Date: Sun, 4 May 1997 12:34:12 -0400 ()
From: Dave Raggett <>
To: Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet <>
Subject: Re: Cougar DTD - I18N
In-Reply-To: <>
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On Sat, 3 May 1997, Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet wrote:

> Certainly. Then why are these attributes still present on elements
> like H1-H6, P and DIV? Adding the %just attributes for all block-
> level elements seems more consistent than adding them to just the
> elements that happen to be supported in the Big 2.

The difference is that the align attribute is widely supported by
deployed browsers. Adding this attribute to other elements requires
us to make an effective business case to browser companies. This is
hard now that style sheets already provide the rich control authors
need, and are being extended to cover lists and numbering. 

Please feel free to draft a business case as to why HTML should be
extended, rather than relying on style sheets.

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