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RE: css layout should be symmetrical

From: Benjamin D. Gray <BDGray@uwyo.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 10:24:34 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
Cc: Manos Batsis <m.batsis@bsnet.gr>, "Hoyt, Phil" <phil.hoyt@bgminteractive.com>
Message-id: <65685200AF3BE841842736134739723014A4E7@POSTOFFICE.uwyo.edu>
I think the subject should be CSS not markup.  Layout should be
controlled by CSS not on some table like markup.  Table like markup
defeats the purpose of moving away from using tables as layout.

How about adding an align property to CSS such as

div.splash {
  align: top center; /* with values similar to background-position:
center center; or 50% 50%; */

or extend the float property:

div.splash {
  float: center; /* or top or bottom */

This would add a lot of the layout control that tables have been used

Benjamin D. Gray
WIND Web Developer

-----Original Message-----
From: Manos Batsis [mailto:m.batsis@bsnet.gr]
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2002 11:59 pm
To: Hoyt, Phil; www-style@w3.org
Subject: RE: css layout should be symmetrical
I believe that the subject here is markup semantics. CSS has nothing to
do with how a markup language speaks (or even 'marks up' to be precise)
tables and the rest.
Kindest regards,
Received on Monday, 18 February 2002 12:24:57 UTC

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