Re: HTML Display - Text Formatting, Background, and Graphics
Mon, 14 Nov 94 17:40:31 EST

Peter Flynn <> writes:
>Bill Perry wrote:
>> With regards to justification, Chris Wilson and I were talking about how
>> to do alignment without the full paragraph break inherent in a <p> or <h?>
>> tag. We came up with the idea for an <align></align> tag, with a ROLE
>> attribute, that can be center|right|left|justify|indent, just like the
>> align tag on <p> and <h?>. I mentioned this to eric bina in chicago as an
>> alternative to the <center></center> tag, since it is much more extensible.
>> Wouldn't want to have to have <right></right>, <justify></justify>, and
>> <indent></indent>. :)
>When you say "full paragraph break inherent in a <p> or <h?>" are you
>referring to vertical space between paragraphs? Or do you mean
>something like TeX's \hfill\break which stops the line short and starts
>a new one, but without starting a new para (so if indentation is turned
>on, there is no indentation on the new line thus created)?

Something like TeX, if I understand your explanation correctly.

>Are you suggesting something like this paragraph, where the <align>
>occurs in mid-para around some text shorter than 1 line
> like this
>(if it had a role=center)? This sounds like a very sensible solution,
>but I think it needs to be made clear if this is a mid-para-only object
>or whether it can substitute for a <p> in its entirety.

This is a correct example (that is, correct in describing how Bill & I were
thinking of it.) I think we both feel pretty strongly that it should NOT be a
substitute for <p> in its entirety.


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