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

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Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 04:45:34 +0000
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Jukka K. Korpela <jukka.k.korpela@kolumbus.fi> changed:

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--- Comment #9 from Jukka K. Korpela <jukka.k.korpela@kolumbus.fi> 2011-05-20 04:45:32 UTC ---
The most obvious need for the align attribute is in numeric tables, which are
tabular data par excellence. Columns containing integers should be
right-aligned (align="right"), and columns containing real numbers should be
aligned to the decimal separator (currently not possible in HTML or in CSS
except with trickery, but the need is still there).

It is illogical to leave this entirely to CSS, since the need relates to the
type of content, not just styling preferences. As we cannot use markup like,
say, <col type="numeric">, please let us at least keep using <td align="right">
without feeling guilty.

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