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

From: Scott E. Preece <preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 07:54:44 -0500
Message-Id: <199704161254.HAA24826@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
To: davidp@earthlink.net
CC: papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca, www-style@w3.org
 From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
| 
| Currently, it's legal to put a table outside of a paragraph but not to
| float one inside. If the spec were changed to conform to the 'bug' in
| IE and N, tables could still be forced outside the paragraph with a
| closing tag, but could also be floated inside so the paragraph could
| wrap around the table.
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If the DTD is intended to allow marked-up document structure to match
normal document usage, it seems to me that the spec should be changed to
allow tables inside paragraphs, which is clearly within common document
structure for written documents.

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| 
| The cost of the spec change would be that authors who hoped their
| tables would get a full paragraph space between a table and a preceding
| paragraph without a closing tag would be disappointed to learn their
| tables would continue to be seen by most viewers with only a simple
| line break as separation.
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This seems like a minor point - many authors already insert explicit
Ps before and after tables to make sure the browser leaves some room (from
experience with occasions when one doesn't).  Thus the table becomes the
complete content of its own P and everything is happy.

scott

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Received on Wednesday, 16 April 1997 08:54:40 GMT

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