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Re: Center DIV

From: Afternoon <afternoon@uk2.net>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 15:43:35 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <B9DB3EA6-AD64-11D7-AFB1-000A957E8988@uk2.net>

WPDFD's methods do work well, unless the size of the content 
unexpectedly becomes larger than the browser, which is possible if the 
browser is much smaller than the author expect, e.g. with a mobile 
device. Also, they require the size of the content to be fixed which is 
inappropriate if user's choose a font size very different from the 

I know my attitude was surly, but I still think this is a 100% table is 
the most (only?) reliable and flexible way to construct page with a 
centered item and I have seen no activities within the group that 
attempt to provide a better technique.

This is a problem that has, along with several others, been discussed 
many times on this list and yet the discussions have come to nothing 
every time.


On Thursday, Jul 3, 2003, at 15:34 Europe/London, Simon Jessey wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Afternoon" <afternoon@uk2.net>
> Subject: Re: Center DIV
>> I recommend writing non-standard HTML such as that required to create 
>> a
>> 100% table. Just leave out the DOCTYPE. Who cares if it validates. The
>> view of people who wish to center block level objects and the view of
>> the W3C CSS working group will not be harmonised for some time yet.
> Saying "I recommend writing non-standard HTML" and "who cares if it
> validates" is extremely unhelpful. I suggest that Jonas ignores this 
> rather
> silly advice from Ben.
> Instead, I strongly recommend visiting the excellent "Web Page Design 
> for
> Designers" website, where you will find the following article:-
> http://www.wpdfd.com/editorial/wpd0103.htm#toptip
> A good method for centering vertically and horizontally is fully 
> described
> and demonsrated with code examples. It works on all current browsers.
> Simon Jessey
> w: http://jessey.net/blog/
> e: simon@jessey.net

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