> Either an attribute to do this is needed, or else the language
> concerning text flowing around the TABLE should be eliminated in
> favor of language that places the entire issue squarely in the hands
> of style sheets.
> I'm not proposing a new element like FONT or COLOR. I'm merely
> requesting that the job which was started when the specification
> stated "text flows around it" be finished in like manner.
Your argument makes sense; maybe others don't feel as strong a sense
that HTML must always finish the jobs it starts?