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CSS Text level 3 LCWD

From: Charles Lamont <charles@gateho.gotadsl.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 01:25:01 +0100
Message-ID: <533A075D.9070805@gateho.gotadsl.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org
LCWD says "You are strongly encouraged to complain if you see something 
stupid in this draft."

Dropping  'text-align: <string> value'  falls with a huge thud into the 
category of stupid.

Am I right in thinking that although CSS has been in development for 17 
years, we are still not going
to have a proper way of aligning a column of figures on the decimal 
point? If so, it beggars belief.

I suppose it is because it appears still to be unsupported:


Is it so difficult? Is it regarded, bizarre as the idea seems, as 

Charles Lamont
Received on Tuesday, 1 April 2014 00:25:31 UTC

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