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Re: <PRE> tag

From: Lynn Alford <lynn.alford@jcu.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 09:00:35 +1000
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 08:58 10/04/01 -0700, you wrote:
>At 08:38 AM 4/10/2001, laura.dangelo@hrdc-drhc.gc.ca wrote:
>>We have some International Pension Agreements that are next to impossible to
>>format  without using the <blockquote> tag and since we can not use
>><blockquote> for formatting text, I am investigating other alternatives.
>Why would they be impossible to format without using <blockquote>?
>I'm confused.
>If they are block quotations, then they should be marked up using
><blockquote>.  If they are not, then they should not be marked up
>using <blockquote>.
>If you need to, say, indent sections of text, then you should use
>Cascading Style Sheets to produce that indentation effect.

Agreed, most of my style sheets have a style like

.tab {
         margin-left : 2em;
         margin-right : 2em;

which is used as <p class="tab">Indent this stuff.</p>

and sometimes I will specify several levels of tab by

.tab1 {
         margin-left : 4em;
         margin-right : 4em;

for a deeper indent.

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