Re: Psychology and usefulness

david (david@bacall.nepean.uws.edu.au)
Tue, 18 Jul 1995 16:48:00 +1000 (EST)


Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 16:48:00 +1000 (EST)
From: david <david@bacall.nepean.uws.edu.au>
To: Mike Batchelor <mikebat@clark.net>
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
Subject: Re: Psychology and usefulness
In-Reply-To: <199507172254.SAA18571@clark.net>
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950718164650.23739A-100000@bacall.nepean.uws.edu.au>

On Mon, 17 Jul 1995, Mike Batchelor wrote:

> > Now this is interesting... deprecate a tag that doesn't exit. Correct me 
> > if I'm wrong, but as far as I'm aware, the only place that BIG and SMALL 
> > exist is in the HTML 3.0 draft, and I don't believe any browsers 
> > implement it, either. So why not just forget they ever existed, and not 
> > bother with the deprecation?
> 
> Mosaic 2.6beta implements <small>, but not <big>.

Well, that doesn't change the fact that HTML 3.0 is still just a draft (a 
moving target by definition), and since that version of Mosaic is itself 
just a beta (software's equivalent of a draft), surely it could be 
quietly forgotten.. .  .   .    .


dave