488Re: [NH] Form
- May 24, 2000Hi Jody,
>*bg* These cunning rascals...
> Thanks, but I believe I narrowed down my <BLOCKQUOTE> problem to
> a bug in Opera. See http://home.att.net/~mytestbed/htm/bq.htm
> indent. The whole page passes CSEValidator and Tidy with only
> messages about <FONT> becoming extinct in favour of .css. ARGH,
> those folk are going to force me to learn HTML yet.
Regarding Opera: Look up in the sky! Is it a bug, is it a feature? No,
it's Operman! ;-)
Without joke, <blockqoute> is by intention a more logical style
element, rather than a physical, and its main purpose is to make quotes
recognizable inside a document, as you know. Therefore the HTML 4
specification requires that it make an indent, and even suggests that
it should place quotation marks around its content. But it allows user
agents (browsers) to omit the quotation marks, to be compatible with
well learned folks like you who use to (ab)use <blockquote> for layout
tasks - since before CSS there was no other way to do such indents, but
the (ab)use of tables... ;-) So I think you should be happy that you
get no quotation marks around your constructs, at least. ;-)
As far as I can see on your testbed page Opera tries to do the justify -
but with it's own idea of indenting in mind. There is nothing in the
HTML Spec that tells that the indent must be on both sides. Try a
However, when you come to use CSS for fonts, use it for the indents
too, and you should be safe.
margin-left, margin-right for several indentation-classes, appropriate
class attributes to the <p> or even <div> tags - done.
Auf Wiedersehen ;-)
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