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Re: Alignment property proposal

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 23:36:49 +0000
Message-ID: <47967E11.50103@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: CSS <www-style@w3.org>

Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> So would you have CSS "font" pre-deprecated as well, for the same reason ?!
> Philip TAYLOR

font doesn't exist to support the font element (in fact the font element 
has more or less, de facto, been renamed span).

What I think is being proposed here is not something that people would 
use in style sheets to replace a center element, but something they 
could use in browser style sheets to specify how center elements should 
be rendered that behaves in the same way as the current browser hard 
coding for center, so that they can continue to use center elements.

You don't need to compound block and text centring in style sheets to 
achieve the visual effects of center.  It's possible that you need 
something more than auto margins to get the block centering, but the 
text-align part only needs to be compounded in order to directly support 
center elements.

David Woolley
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