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

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 15:00:14 -0400
Message-ID: <3353D03E.310BDA7B@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: www-style@w3.org
David Perrell wrote:
> 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.

I strongly suspect it is because of implied paragraph end tags. 


Most documents would be developed on the presumption that the table ends
the paragraph. So, for instance, a stylesheet that turns the paragraph
blue would not affect the table. This could not be changed now without
changing the structure of many existing documents.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Tuesday, 15 April 1997 14:54:24 UTC

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