RE: [NH] .css, text-align: center;
- Hi Jody,
You'll be glad to hear I'm no longer ranting! :-)
> ><SPAN> is the equivalent of a "character style" (like bold or italic)But this was part of my grumble. It appeared that to you BLOCKQUOTE meant
> ><DIV> is the equivalent of a "paragraph format" (like center or bullets)
> >You can't ask for a single letter in the middle of a word to be
> >centred, so why should you expect a SPAN style to accept it.
> I wouldn't and this is why .css is so much more difficult for me
> to use than regular HTML tags. I already know what <CENTER>,
> <BOLD>, <BLOCKQUOTE> means.
"indent the paragraphs a bit, please", whereas what it means is "show this
section in a distinctive way which demonstrates it is a block of quoted text".
To put it technically it's a "logical" tag rather than a "physical" tag, the
usual example of the difference being the logical EM(phasis) or the physical
BOLD. With EM the browser will determine how to interpret it. While there's
less room for interpretation of BOLD visually, it has virtually no meaning to
someone receiving your page through an aural browser (which might arbitrarily
increase the volume or drop the pitch of the voice synthesis) or a tactile
browser (Would such software wrap the quote in Braille asterisks? I've no
My concern was that you were only worrying about how your web page look in a
couple of (admittedly popular) browsers and probably ignoring how they look in
others, particularly those in non graphical environments, and certainly how they
might sound or feel in others.
As a NOTETAB user, it shouldn't matter to you that it's one click for the
author. You can customise that part easily. What should matter is that you
produce the most universally acceptable HTML.
> OH, hust because you don't like my abnormal use of <BLOCKQUOTE>Not you personally, Jody. (What would we do without you?) Your request was
> you want to put a hex on me, eh? :)
just a hook to hang a general point to be made about HTML and style sheets.
> So, I guess to keep you puristYes "x" did represent any appropriate number. And yes! With STYLE you can add
> happy I would want to use some type of <H2> equivalent. :) Never have
> liked using <Hn> though. OH, is that what you mean by Hx above?
a class="xxxx" to virtually any tag and ask it to be just the way you want it.
So I really do recommend that you play with it. You'll discover you actually
end up with much better control than you have with pure HTML. With CSS2 you
even find that you can make sure the printed versions of you pages don't split
your photographs and screen dumps over a couple of pages too! Joy!
- Hi Greg,
>I know that Eric recommends "The HTML Reference Library"So, you definitely recommend the above, eh? Believe it or not, I
>(http://www.htmlib.com/) which I have not looked at yet. I use
>the excellent downloadable guide to HTML from
still had the post in my inbox and trying to clean it up. :)
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