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Re: Centring Tables in HTML 4.01 Strict...?

From: Charles Walker <cewalker@kingston.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 17:33:18 -0400
To: kynn@idyllmtn.com
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <MKW96W6FCFDGFLEASODAJDGBLFA0.3cc3301e@charlie>
Perfect.  Works like a charm!  I also retained the original body declaration, 
without which the non-compliant browsers won't center-align the table. 
Is this okay as a work-around?

body { text-align:center; } 
table { margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; }

Thanks so much!


21/04/2002 4:57:44 PM, kynn@idyllmtn.com wrote:

>You wrote:
>> I've got a question that has been bothering me for a while now.  The HTML 4.01 Strict specifications have declared the "align" attribute of the 
>> <table> tag as deprecated.  HOW are we supposed to centre a table in the browser window? I've tried everything I can think of, with no real 
>> solution.  For instance, the following CSS declaration produces only partial results; the browsers that I would expect to support it, don't:
>> body { text-align:center }
>That's not how you center block content in CSS. Instead, try this:
>table { margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; }
Received on Sunday, 21 April 2002 17:33:45 UTC

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