Re: Clarification on <samp> element

Murray Maloney (murray@sco.com)
Mon, 21 Nov 1994 10:12:36 -0500 (EST)


Subject: Re: Clarification on <samp> element
To: lydjaw@microsoft.com
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 1994 10:12:36 -0500 (EST)
From: Murray Maloney <murray@sco.com>
Cc: www-html@www0.cern.ch
In-Reply-To: <9411190851.AA03788@netmail2.microsoft.com> from "Lydja Williams" at Nov 19, 94 12:15:51 pm
Message-Id:  <9411211012.aa19228@dali.scocan.sco.COM>

The answer is:

	black & white

The wording of the specification is not 
intended to imply that SGML parsing
an attribute substitution is disabled
while the <SAMP> element is the current
context in an HTML document.

> 
> I'm looking for clarification on the <samp> element.  The HTML 2.0 
> specification describes <samp> as follows:
> 
> 	"The SAMP type indicates a sequence of literal characters."
> 
> How is this tag commonly used?  How should I expect the following 
> markup to be displayed in a Web client?
> 
> 	<samp>black &amp; white</samp>
> 
> Alternative A:
> 
> 	black & white
> 
> Alternative B:
> 
> 	black &amp; white
> 
> Thanks,
> Lydja Williams
> Microsoft

You are welcome,

Murray

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