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Re: Proposal: content-vertical-alignment

From: Ryan Cannon <ryan@ryancannon.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 09:32:08 -0400
Message-Id: <3B0E9D6C-4BE2-4E01-9FE5-B1633BFA50F1@ryancannon.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

On Jun 10, 2005, at 7:47 AM, Lachlan Hunt wrote:


>
> Emrah BASKAYA wrote:
>
>
>
>> Proposal: A new property that will allow any content in a given  
>> element to
>> be centered vertically:
>> content-vertical-align
>>
>>
>>
>
> Just incase you, and anyone else, are unaware of this fact,  
> vertical centering is already possible using at least 2 different  
> methods that I know of (ignoring browser support issues).
>
>

Wouldn't it be preferable, perhaps, to change the way a current  
property, vertical-align or margin, works? Anything else would add to  
the bloat of proposed properties, and make it that much more  
difficult to teach and work with CSS. Perhaps the method currently  
available is preferable. It probably will not suffer /as/ long of a  
wait for mainstream implementation as a new property or property  
change would.

Perhaps if margin-top: auto; margin-bottom: auto required an  
explicitly stated height or min-height, as without one there would be  
no need for vertical centering (because the content would fill the  
parent box).

-- 
Ryan Cannon
Instructional Technology
Web Design
http://RyanCannon.com
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