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Subject: | Centering an image in the middle of a paragraph |

Posted by: | Jason Quinn (jason_qui…@yahoo.com) |

Date: | 23 Sep 2003 |

This is an absurdly simple question. Suppose I have a paragraph which

contains an image (of an equation) and I'd like the image to be

centered in the middle of the paragraph with space above and below.

How do I do this within XHTML and/or stylesheets? I've search for the

answer but I get deluged with the same question in different contexts.

Plus the responses have been so different that I don't know which are

hack answers versus the "best" answer. Here's a sample piece of HTML

talking (about spacetime) showing what I've been trying:

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<p> Spacetime, the set of all events, has a shape just like the points

on the surface of the earth have a shape. The shape of spacetime in GR

is determined by Einstien's field equation:

<br clear="all" />

<span style="text-align:center;"><img src="equation.gif" alt="field

equation" title="field equation" /></span>

<br clear="all" />

You are not expected to know what this equation means. Just know that

the "T" in this equation represents a matter and energy distribution,

the big

"G" and little "g" are related to the shape of spacetime, and the

lambda is a

number which used to be thought to be equal to zero but newer

measurements

suggest that it may be nonzero.</p>

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This doesn't seem to work under Netscape 7 for Solaris. I don't want

to treat the text above and below the image as two different

paragraphs because they aren't. They are logically connected.

Jason

- Re: Centering an image in the middle of a paragraph posted by Brian on Wed, 24 Sep 2003