[thelist] Declaring <h1> display:inline creates invalid XHTM L (Strict) - an y ideas?

carl.myhill at ps.ge.com carl.myhill at ps.ge.com
Thu Aug 14 12:15:17 CDT 2003

Hi Hassan,

OK, yeah perhaps it was word by word (poor memory).  As I had the thing set
up previously the whole title <h1> wrapped under the logo as one big block
leaving a huge white space at the top, especially when the browser font was
at 36pt (I guess that was how I had the DIV working).

You are right that the span wasn't needed in this case and it works fine

A harder problem is understanding how to get my lovely breadcrumb navigation
floated left; (in a span) and search area floated: right (in a span) to work
as nicely as it used to now that I've progressed into using Chris Schmitts
elegant horizontal <UL> for my breadcrumbs. Again, I have mistakenly put
this fundamental block element inside a span.  Not so easy to fix this and I
cant see an examples of how someone has used the horizontal list approach
for breadcrumbs and has something else right justified (like search). Am not
keen on fixing pixel widths.

I guess I'm just learning - I will continue to mess around and evolve into a
less ignorant being!



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hassan Schroeder [mailto:hassan at webtuitive.com] 
> Sent: 14 August 2003 16:26
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: Re: [thelist] Declaring <h1> display:inline creates 
> invalid XHTML (Strict) - an y ideas?
> carl.myhill at ps.ge.com wrote:
> > the whole <h1> wrapped fairly crudely. By changing this to 
> > display:inline I was able to achieve nicer letter by letter wrapping
> For the life of me, I can't figure out what you mean by 
> "letter by letter wrapping". As I increase the font size, the 
> H1 and P contents both wrap at *word* boundaries. And that 
> behavior's the same whether each is declared block or inline, 
> so I'm not sure what your goal is.
> But you can't have block elements like H1 and P contained in 
> an inline element like SPAN. And in this case the SPAN seems 
> utterly extraneous -- try removing it and styling the H1 and 
> P directly.
> > 	<div id="header_titleright">
> > 			<span id="header_titleright_span">
> > 			<h1>Impington Swimming Club</h1>
> > 			<br /> <!--needed now because these are both now
> > inline elements-->
> > 			<p>A friendly Masters Swimming Club 
> just north of Cambridge</p>
> > 			</span>
> HTH, and apologies if I've missed something key!
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