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Re: How is it possible to devise such a feeble system?

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:18:39 -0400
Message-Id: <200110241818.OAA09697@m2-032-6.mit.edu>
To: "Peter Foti (PeterF)" <PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com>
cc: "'Jesse McCarthy'" <mccarthy36@earthlink.net>, "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
> This raises a new question.  Wouldn't "text-align" be more appropriately
> called "horizontal-align"?  I mean, you might have non-text items within
> the element that you are applying the alignment to.

Because text-align only aligns inline content. It does not align block
children.  So something like:

<div style="text-align: center">
<div style="width: 50%">Text</div>

Would center "Text" within the inner div (by inheritance) but not center
the inner div within the outer one (because a div is block content).

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