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Re: New HTML Addition

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 21:33:37 -0700
Message-Id: <v0422081cb554feaddddc@[]>
To: www-html@w3.org
Cc: "Brian Fusco" <brian@free-spot.com>
At 01:42p -0400 05/26/00, "Brian Fusco" <brian@free-spot.com> (by way 
of Alan Kotok didst inscribe upon an electronic papyrus:
>Dear W3C,
>I'm a web developer and I just wanted to suggest a new attribute you could
>include in future HTML standards.
>The tag <MAXLENGTH> would be a much welcome addition to tables.  With this
>new attribute, people would be able to easily define the maximum a table
>would display on viewers with high-resolution monitors.  For low-resolution
>viewers, the table would display just as big as possible. This would allow
>for much easier web pages that would expand up until a certain pixel width
>and then stop so the page doesn't look too spaced out.  Microsoft tries to
>do something of this sort on their MSN portal with a complicated Visual
>Basic script.  This attribute would simply be ignored by older browsers, so
>it would not cause any problems.  I think improvements like this would be
>greatly appreciated by the web design community.  Thank you for your time.

I have wanted this functionality for a long time. I think, however, 
that it would be best implemented in style sheets. Maybe something 
like this:

   TABLE { width: 100%; width-maximum: 66em }

  who has not read CSS3 stuff and doesn't know if it might be in there
Received on Saturday, 27 May 2000 00:35:31 UTC

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