Re: Netscape & New HTML

lamport@src.dec.com
Thu, 20 Oct 94 11:25:07 -0700


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Subject: Re: Netscape & New HTML
In-Reply-To: Message of Thu, 20 Oct 1994 18:43:38 +0100
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Date: Thu, 20 Oct 94 11:25:07 -0700
From: lamport@src.dec.com


   The following are much better:
   
      <p>Some text
      </p>
      <p align=center>Some centered text</p>
      <p>some more regular text
      </p>
   
       or,
   
      <h1 align=center>This is a H1 heading</h1>

I presume one would also write

      <p font=10pt Helvetica with 2 pt leading>Some text</p>
 
I'm glad HTML will express only the logical structure of a document,
and not be a formatting language.  If HTML were a formatting language,
it would have to include all those nasty features that are needed to
format real documents, and people might start asking embarrassing
questions--like why invent a new formatting language when perfectly
adequate ones already exist?

Leslie Lamport