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RE: table positioning

From: Scott Romack <sromack@PTSTEAMS.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 10:15:13 -0600
To: <www-style@w3.org>

Forgive me,
I have not read all the previous threads on this subject but.
Float:center would not apply only to tables would it?
Anyway float:center would be usefull for many things, for 
Example; buttons one floated left, one floated center, and
One right. I know there are other ways to get the left and 
Right (absolute positioning) but centering is a problem.
If you use margin-right:50% then the text starts in the center
Of the page what I would want is the text to be centered in the 
Center of the parent container. If there is a way to do this 
Please point me to it, Thanks

-----Original Message-----
From: D'n Russler [mailto:d_n@Loryx.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 10:01 AM
To: 'www-style@w3.org'
Subject: Re: table positioning

On 9 Mar 2004, at 10:44, David Dorward wrote:

> On 8 Mar 2004, at 18:42, Slattery, Eric M wrote:
> > I am wondering if there is a certain specification for positioning 
> > tables in the center of a document.
> margin
> http://dorward.me.uk/www/centre/#block
> > If there is not, I would like to request that this be made a
> > specification, such as float: center;
> Float? You want to allow content to bubble up on both sides of the 
> table? How would this work? Would the one side fill up and then the 
> other side? Would text be split across the table?

That would be awesome, IMHO! I don't know of a simple way to put a 
table inside some text now, except by putting a table inside a table 
and defining three columns. In that case, however, you don't get text 
flow from one side to the other as the entire field (or font) is 
resized; David's reaction to Eric's idea would solve this neatly.
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