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Re: css layout should be symmetrical

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 23:29:34 +0000
To: Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <auto-000020097574@umail.ru>
On Friday 15 February 2002 08:22, Christian Wolfgang Hujer wrote:
|   > Similarly, it should be as easy (and also take a parallel or identical
|   > set of commands) to centre a block horizontally as vertically. I think
|   > it was pointed out in the "How is it possible to devise such a feeble
|   > system" thread that this is not currently the case.
|   Using a table with width and height properties and cells with text-align
| and vertical-align properties this can already be done, though this will be
| improved in CSS Level 3 as far as I read the working drafts.

Hmm?.. Have I missed something?
So far, there were no changes in CSS specs after "How is it possible to 
devise such a feeble system" thread.

And it was clearly indicated by several posters that Tables are not suitable 
for achieving this (and Tables should be used for Table information, not for 

|   How inline elements line up depends of the direction property of their
|   container.

And 'inline-block' still not promoted to CSS 2.1 specification :-((


Vadim Plessky
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