Re: deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar -Reply -Reply

Charles Peyton Taylor (
Tue, 06 Aug 1996 13:14:10 -0800

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Date: Tue, 06 Aug 1996 13:14:10 -0800
From: Charles Peyton Taylor <>
Subject:  Re: deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar -Reply -Reply

But I thought the reason for CLASS sets in the first place was
to specify *special*, author-defined instances of content that 
aren't separate elements.

If you are going to standardize a class as a specific content type 
I don't see why you shouldn't just make it an element.  It would be easier 
for the author writing the document; perhaps it would be easier 
on the parsers as well.

I think that maybe <link> relations should be standardized, but 
not classes.

>>> Paul Prescod <> 08/01/96 05:48am >>>
>At 12:32 PM 8/1/96 +0200, Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet wrote:
>>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.
>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.
> Paul Prescod

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