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Re: Alignment property proposal

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:26:47 -0800
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080122232647.GA11356@ridley.dbaron.org>

On Tuesday 2008-01-22 22:15 +0000, David Woolley wrote:
> If a combined property is introduced, I think it should be introduced
> pre-deprecated, because it only exists to support a deprecated HTML feature.

It exists to support a deprecated HTML feature that was deprecated
*in favor of styling using CSS* [1].  (Unless you're talking about
<center> being deprecated in favor of <div align="center"> [2], in
which case there's still the <div align="center"> to support.)

On Tuesday 2008-01-22 15:11 -0800, Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
> That would make sense. CSS already has a way to center things...

CSS already has a way to center blocks, but many authors find it
(use of 'auto' margins) confusing and/or non-intuitive.

-David

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/present/graphics.html#adef-align
    and http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/conform.html#deprecated
    which says "HTML presentational attributes have been deprecated
    when style sheet alternatives exist".
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/present/graphics.html#edef-CENTER

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