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CSS2: display: inline-table should not be used for HTM, but is gi ven as attribute for HTML

From: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 18:15:53 -0000
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB50102A4CA@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>

http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/tables.html#q2 says that 
display: inline-table, relates to table elements when used for
HTML, but the last paragraph of the same section says that
authors should not change the display style for table related
elements.

This seems to introduce a partial contradiction.  If inline-table
should not be used for HTML tables, the reference to HTML TABLE
elements ought to be removed from the definition of inline-table.

The context of this is 
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2001JanMar/0712.html>. 
Basically display: inline-table would
appear to be the HTML Strict/CSS way of getting the effect of
<table align="center"> (not that I'm a great fan of centring everything
myself).

"should not" has the specific sense defined in
<ftp://ds.internic.net/rfc/rfc2119.txt> in the above.

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