Re: Current Status of Discussion on RE/RS Handling

At 10:43 AM 9/27/96 -0400, David G. Durand"  (David G. Durand wrote:
>   I like the consistency and simplicity of these rules, but the lack of
>any way to have a "verbatim" element is a fatal flaw. Pandering to typists
>is not a good idea, but removing useful functionality for the sole sake of
>preserving compatibility is far worse. 

Isn't a verbatim element just text-entry convenience? Why should it be
preserved instead of the ability to use newlines as formatting around tags?

 Paul Prescod