[thelist] Forcing wrap in table cells

Joe Crawford {From the iBook} jcrawford at avencom.com
Thu Feb 1 00:17:48 CST 2001

aardvark wrote:
> since Microsoft is not the standards body in charge of HTML, they
> aren't the best place to look for the final answer on tags, attributes,
> or their use...

True. True.

> neither <wbr> or <nobr> exist in HTML... at least not in 2.0, 3.2, or
> 4.01... nor within XHTML 1.0...

But they are part of the history of use of the net, and an html geek should
know about them:


> i believe these tags were introduced by Netscape back in version
> 2.0 or so, and it may still support them as late as version 4, but
> since the tags don't exist, i wouldn't expect Netscape 6 to support
> them...

Probably a good bet - but you never know what old stuff may carry on. This
issue of tags not being in the HTML spec can get downright religious. <wbr>
ain't there, but then, neither is <embed>. And <embed> is quite a popular
tag among, say, Flashers. You gotta be aware of what the tags are, where
they came from, and whether they're likely to stick around.

<iframe> is a tag which came from MS, but is quite useful and ended up in
the HTML 4 spec:

(I believe it was several years ago and I was railing against stuff like
<marquee> and <blink> and lumped <iframe> in there and got spanked.)

> whenever looking up tags or attributes, try:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/

To which I'll add:
http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/html/ :-)

    - Joe
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