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Re: colours for bullets - this one is simple, works, & addresses

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 11:31:07 -0700
Message-Id: <199704151838.LAA12474@iceland.it.earthlink.net>
To: "Liam Quinn" <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Liam Quinn wrote:
> On 14 Apr 97 at 21:44, Gordon Blackstock wrote:
> > As a block level element, the paragraph element may contain other
block
> > level elements (HTML 3.2 "Block and Text level elements") with the
> > exception of headings and addresses.
> 
> Where are you getting this?  You must be thinking of LI, which can 
> contain other block-level elements with the exception of headings and

> addresses.  Paragraphs cannot contain any block-level elements.  
> Again, see the DTD or 
> <http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/wilbur/block/p.html>.

Is it an oversight that tables were not allowed within paragraphs in
3.2? It's certainly a useful inclusion, and both IE and N support it.

It is often the case that paragraph text references a table, and that
the only way to insure the table appears with the text is to nest the
table within the paragraph and align (or float) it left or right so
that the paragraph text flows around the table both above and below. By
not allowing tables in paragraphs, the 3.2 spec demands hokey
workarounds to 'legally' get a table nested that way.

This seems an unnecessary limitation that needs to be eliminated.

David Perrell
Received on Tuesday, 15 April 1997 14:39:27 GMT

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