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Re: Alignment property proposal

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 14:59:41 -0800
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Cc: www-style CSS <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080122225941.GA10442@ridley.dbaron.org>

On Tuesday 2008-01-22 22:15 +0000, David Woolley wrote:
> The fundamental reason for this proposal was to have a property that 
> behaves like the CENTER element, and therefore does affect both contexts.  
> I haven't followed it closely enough, but I'm not sure that the interaction 
> between it, text-align and auto margins has actually been specified 
> adequately.
> In saying that the two functions must be separate, you are effectively 
> rejecting the whole proposal.  I don't think that is necessarily bad, as 

No, I don't think that's the case.

The behavior of the CENTER element could be mapped to two CSS
properties, e.g.:

center { text-align: center; block-align: center; }

and the new property that we're introducing could align blocks
without changing text.


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