Re: Erm, is HTML content or presentation based?

Benjamin C. W. Sittler (bsittler@prism.nmt.edu)
Mon, 7 Aug 1995 09:21:26 -0600


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From: bsittler@prism.nmt.edu (Benjamin C. W. Sittler)
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 1995 09:21:26 -0600
In-Reply-To: Mike Batchelor <mikebat@clark.net>
To: Mike Batchelor <mikebat@clark.net>
Subject: Re: Erm, is HTML content or presentation based?
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org

Ignoring HTML 3 tags can certainly destroy some dicument structure. For
example, ignoring IDs can break many hyperlinks of the #xxx variety. Also,
ignoring containters like NOTE can cause distinct blocks of text to run
together in undesired ways (hence the HR abuse now rampant in HTML 3
docs... my own included.) Having browsers treat the new containers like
<P> and recognize IDs would go a long way towards increasing the number of
people writing HTML 3.

-- 
Benjamin C. W. Sittler
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