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Re: newspaper-style columns

From: Jan Roland Eriksson <d.tek.jre@ebox.tninet.se>
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 23:07:02 GMT
To: dberansky@ucsd.edu
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <35598290.26274741@pop.tninet.se>
On Mon, 11 May 1998 15:45:46 -0700 (PDT), Dmitry Beransky
<dberansk@ucsd.edu> wrote:

> I've searched around trying to understand why there aren't any provisions
> for newspaper style columns in HTML. All I've found so far were vague
> hints or explanations that didn't make any sense.  I'd appreciate if
> someone could help me with this (or point me to a resource with a coherent
> explanation).

Simple answer. HTML is not a tool to be used to achieve presentation of
content. You need cascading style sheets for that.

You may want to subscribe to this list instead www-style@w3.org and post
your question there. As an alternative you may want to find the
<comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets newsgroup> and have a look
at their FAQ (posted twice a week) to find answers to this particular
question of yours.

If this particular NG is not available to you, you may find the CSS-FAQ
on the web here...


Jan Roland Eriksson - d.tek.jre@ebox.tninet.se
Received on Monday, 11 May 1998 19:11:23 UTC

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