Re: CENTER element [Was: Netscape & New HTML]

Lou Montulli (
Thu, 27 Oct 1994 11:19:48 +0100

On Oct 25, 3:13pm, Tony Sanders wrote:
> Subject: Re: CENTER element [Was: Netscape & New HTML]
> > > and <P ALIGN=CENTER> makes little sense
> > > given that (a) standard practice is that <P> is end of paragraph, not
> > > a container,
> My, how quickly history is rewritten; <P> has never marked the end of a
> paragraph. The rule was that <P>'s and </P>'s should be implied where
> they are obvious.

That's not true. The original CERN spec, which BTW never included
a DTD, specified <p> as a paragraph separator and never had a </p>.
Trying to make <p> into a container now IS rewritting history and
breaks many current implementations, and in my opionion is a very
bad idea. We should try and write the spec to coexist peacefully
with existing practice rather than breaking everything and forceing

Lou Montulli             
Mozilla Development Team      It's spelled 'Netscape', it's pronouced 'Mozilla'