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Table height attribute invalid for HTML 4.01

From: Neil J. McLeish <neil@neiljmac.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 11:35:49 -0500 (EST)
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To: www-validator@w3.org

I have just learned that the height attribute is not valid for HTML4.01, as 
shown by using the validator service on this page i made:


The height attribute is very useful, as without it, the table you see on 
that page would not be vertically centered on screen.  It would be aligned 
at the top instead.

Although I have no statistics, I am sure that a great many other people 
find it as necessary as I do, so why on earth is it not valid 
HTML?  Personally, I can think of no reason and obviously the major browser 
manufacturers, Netscape(Mozilla) and Microsoft must think it should be 
valid too.

What's the story on this please?

Yours interestedly,

Neil J. McLeish

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