Re: deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar -Reply

Arnoud (galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl)
Thu, 01 Aug 1996 20:28:26 +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 20:28:26 +0200
Message-ID: <KdPAy4uYOt9c089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>

In article <1.5.4.32.19960801134613.00748d04@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>,
Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
> At 12:32 PM 8/1/96 +0200, Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet wrote:
> >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.
> 
> It doesn't really matter whether you do it in CLASS or with an element. The
> important thing is that it be _standardized_. We should standardize CLASS
> sets just as we standardize entity and elemenet sets.

That would only partially solve the problem. By putting information
about the *contents* of marked-up text in a style sheet, you're
actually lessening the power HTML can offer.

Style sheets are for layout.
HTML elements are for contents.

Galactus

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