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border attribute for table element in XHTML

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 17:20:45 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <008101c00d47$d7a667e0$bc2190d4@de>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Hi,

I want to know, why the border attribut for the element table is still defined
in the table module for XHTML. The HTML 4.01 recommendation [1] says:

[...]
  This attributes specifies the width (in pixels only) of the frame around
  a table
[...]

so for me this is a presentational attribut and should be removed from
(X)HTML. The presentational effect can be achieved with the CSS border
property.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/tables.html#adef-border-TABLE

regards,
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Björn Höhrmann · mailto:bjoern@hoehrmann.de · http://www.bjoernsworld.de
Received on Wednesday, 23 August 2000 19:06:34 GMT

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