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RE: XHTML Transitional DTD and <td> tags

From: William F. Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 13:45:07 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200106291745.f5THj7w12611@pluto.math.albany.edu>
To: www-html@w3.org

It's %Length in the Dec 1999 DTD for HTML 4.01, where the same
attributes are also deprecated.  That came out just before the XHTML
1.0 rec in Jan 2000, so my guess is that it should be viewed as a
comment error in the XHTML 1.0 dtd.  To the extent that %Pixels and
%Length can be formally characterized in a DTD there is no
difference.

But -- except possibly for tiny border widths with current widely
distributed hardware -- rigid lengths make no sense in a scalable
presentation format.

What is right for rigid lengths in a 600 X 400 window is terrible in a
6000 X 4000 window on a high-end screen.

[ Not that I have one now. :-) ]


                                    -- Bill
Received on Friday, 29 June 2001 13:46:08 GMT

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