Re: Lists and 2.0

Jack Armstrong (Jack.Armstrong@ssf-sys.dhl.com)
Thu, 25 Aug 94 11:44:48 -0700


Date: Thu, 25 Aug 94 11:44:48 -0700
From: Jack Armstrong <Jack.Armstrong@ssf-sys.dhl.com>
Message-Id: <9408251144.ZM8877@goose.ssf-sys.DHL.COM>
In-Reply-To: Torgeir Veimo <torgeir@ii.uib.no>
To: torgeir@ii.uib.no, Multiple recipients of list <www-html@www0.cern.ch>
Subject: Re: Lists and 2.0

On Aug 25,  7:09pm, Torgeir Veimo wrote:
> Subject: Re: Lists and 2.0
> > Maybe we should have a <tab>..</tab> or <indent> ... </indent>
> > tag? . . .
> > This would make very many people happy, not to mention the poor web client
> implementators that have to accept the fact that list tags are very often
used
> just for intendation.
>
Many people perhaps, but not those who are fighting a rearguard action to keep
page description features from creeping into SGML-based systems.  Many of the
problems people seem to be having with HTML are more a function of the limited
functionality of the current viewers (and hardcopy options) than with HTML
itself.  Torgeir's next suggestion is by far the better solution:
> If stylesheets where to become available in the future, I would like to see
> that individual paragraph definitions could be specified somewhat in the same
> way they are in FrameMakers MML.

What is really needed is a good, flexible screen viewer and print output system
that allows individual specification of the final formating of each HTML
element at presentation time.  That, after all, is what SGML is all about.
Having brought this up, does anyone know of a nicely parameterized HTML-to-
Postcript tool?


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