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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 14:54:35 -0400
Message-Id: <200110241854.OAA02077@no-knife.mit.edu>
To: "Peter Foti (PeterF)" <PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com>
cc: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
> No, text-align applies only to block level content.  vertical-align only
> applies to inline.

It only _applies_ to block content.  It _affects_ the way the inline
children of the block are shown.

If you try your example in an actual browser, you should see that both
lines _are_ centered, but the <div> elements about them are not.  They
just have the width of the parent and the text is centered _within_
them.

Try adding borders and a percentage width to the inner divs to see what
the layout actually looks like.  Then test several browsers, because
some have a buggy implementation of text-align that aligns blocks and
not just inlines.  :)

> For example, using this style sheet:
> <style type="text/css">
> .example1
> {
>    text-align: center;
> }
> </style>
> 
> 
> with this code:
> 
> <div class="example1">
>    <div>Text 1</div>
>    <div>More text</div>
> </div>

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