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Re: [VE][131] Error Message Feedback

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@iinet.net.au>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 01:58:35 +1100
Message-ID: <41A0AD1B.8060805@iinet.net.au>
To: yudha <hippoz23@yahoo.com>
CC: www-validator community <www-validator@w3.org>

yudha wrote:
> /Line 85, column 140/: value of attribute "ALIGN" cannot be "ABSMIDDLE"; 
> must be one of "TOP", "MIDDLE", "BOTTOM", "LEFT", "RIGHT"
> |...'send mail to erwin' align='absmiddle*'*></a>|
> I  wrote the HTML tag using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, and i found out 
> that the value of "ALIGN" could be "ABSMIDDLE" to align the middle of 
> the current line with the middle of the image. I found it also in MS
> Frontpage XP.

I have never heard of that value before, it is very likely to be a 
proprietary extension added by either Netscape or IE, which should not 
be used.  In general, the align attribute should not be used in favour 
of style sheets.  The recommended way to apply all presentation, 
including layout, fonts, colours, positioning, etc. is to specify it 
using CSS.

> Do you have any suggestion to replace 'absmiddle' for the
> layout of the page would be bad if I use 'middle'?

Since I am unaware of the desired effect you are trying to achieve, nor 
what that value is actually supposed to do, I am unable to suggest an 
alternative with CSS.  I recommend you try a CSS forum, newsgroup or 
mailing list to help find a solution.

> Do you Yahoo!?


Lachlan Hunt
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