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[Bug 11812] The align attribute on the td and th elements should be conforming

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Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 09:28:58 +0000
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--- Comment #8 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> 2011-05-09 09:28:57 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > I find that I want to use align on table cells almost every time I publish a
> > table on the Web. I haven't felt the need to use <font> or <hr color> for
> > years.
> Interesting. I wonder why the difference.

Using hr in the middle of an article isn't part of my writing style and the hr
I have in my page template gets more complex styling than just color. I don't
use <font>, because in my writing, I usually don't feel a need to apply a font
based on the text but based on things that HTML has semantics for.

OTOH, I do feel the need to align stuff in tables contextually and not only
based on a th/td distinction.

> Do you have any examples of tables you've written recently? It would be helpful
> to see what is different about the tables you're writing that make this more
> attractive to you.

http://hsivonen.iki.fi/about-blank/ (simply overrides the default th alignment
due to authoring tool making this way more convenient)

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