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Re: [ringmasters-l] Another Dumb Newbie!

From: Jack Weaver <jackw@ibm.net>
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 1998 00:18:34 -0400
Message-Id: <199810070416.EAA33428@out1.ibm.net>
To: "W3C" <www-html-editor@w3.org>, "Ringmaster List" <ringmasters-l@webring.org>
On Tue, 06 Oct 1998 15:08:16 -0700, Eric Stokien wrote:

>Well just to be sure, I tested it.  And <pre> does allow you to use tags
>within it, so if you want it to display them exactly you need to use
>&lt; and &gt;, and <xmp> displays the code rather than the effects.  I
>would suggest that you be sure of your information before you correct
>someone, so as not to confuse them.
>All in all <pre> is not really a good choice for displaying code, I'd
>have to say, since you can use &lt; etc. without it, and all it really
>does in preserve the formatting within it.  And as I said, I believe
><xmp> is going to be supported for some time.  So forget about using
><pre> for displaying code, it's just not worth it.

You are right of course.  So why does W3C's "HTML 4.0 Specification" say
"Obsolete elements  The following elements are obsolete: LISTING, PLAINTEXT,
and XMP. For all of them, authors should use the PRE element instead. "?

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