Re: deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar -Reply

Arnoud (galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl)
Thu, 01 Aug 1996 12:32:44 +0200


From: galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar -Reply
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 1996 12:32:44 +0200
Message-ID: <MfIAy4uYO5LK089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>

In article <199607312345.AA004136748@inet.dp.beckman.com>,
Matt Heffron <heffron@falstaff.css.beckman.com> wrote:
> >Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> >But a few months back, there was discussion here about *legal* documents,
> >which apparently do require underlining. I'm not qualified to comment on
> >that, though. :)
> 
> But, of course, the *RIGHT WAY* will be to use style sheets and mark
> the part of the document to be underlined with either DIV or SPAN
> (DIV if its structural, SPAN if its not) with a 
> CLASS="legal-term-defining-class-to-be-underlined" :-)

This would be a major pain for search engines and indexing robots, as
they'd have to parse style sheets to obtain this information.

It's similar to using <SPAN CLASS=phonenumber> and then specifying how
it should be displayed in the style sheet, rather than having a standard
<PHONE> element, which the browser can display/render/dial/stuff-in-a-
phone-book any way it likes.

Galactus

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