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Block alignment problem clarification

From: Konstantin Riabitsev <graf@relhum.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 23:54:57 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0004102337300.16897-100000@bravo.nicodemusproject.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Hello:

I have a question. Consider this structure:

<div id="parentDiv" style="text-align: center; width: 100%">
<div id="childDiv" style="width: 50%">
Div Contents here.
</div>
</div>

I've read the specification, and it says that when
"text-align: center" is specified, all _inline_ content is aligned
accordingly. However, it doesn't say what happens to block
elements. Now, IE 5.5 would align "childDiv" in the middle of the
page (it's half the parentDiv, so the alignment would be
25%-50%-25%). However, Mozilla-5 doesn't and I first noted that as a
bug, but now that I think about it, I'm not sure.

Please clarify how childDiv should be handled -- should it be
aligned in the center of the page, or to the default (left). My
Mozilla bug report (should you want to see it) is at 
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35348

If Mozilla doesn't handle this as it should, it would be great if
you let this be known on the above bugzilla page. If it does, then
it's Explorer's glitch and should be handled by Microsoft.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
--
Konstantin Riabitsev
Nicodemus Project Tech
Homines quod volunt credunt.
Received on Tuesday, 11 April 2000 04:36:12 GMT

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