Re: Generic Markup

Keith M. Corbett (kmc@harlequin.com)
Wed, 14 Aug 1996 15:42:31 -0400


Message-Id: <2.2.32.19960814194231.01ec58ec@mailhost.harlequin.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 1996 15:42:31 -0400
To: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
From: "Keith M. Corbett" <kmc@harlequin.com>
Subject: Re: Generic Markup
Cc: karben@interactive.wsj.com, www-html@w3.org, www-style@w3.org

At 01:12 AM 8/14/96 GMT, Gavin Nicol wrote:
>>        Yesterday: <subhed> --> <p><b>
>>        Today:     <subhed> --> <p class="subhed"><b>
>> 

Somehow I missed the beginning of this exchange. I wonder if the author of
this message you quoted should consider something like:

  <p><b><subhed class="subhed">...</subhed></b></p>

This is slightly different from, or should be slightly different from:

  <p><subhed class="subhed"><b>...</b></subhed></p>

Does anyone know if this "works" in MSIE or Arena?

Seems to me this technique would allow browsers who conform to CSS to format
the paragraph correctly, while allowing the author to preserve structural
integrity etc etc.

Seems to me that this technique should work. CSS doesn't mandate any
particular tag set for HTML, and assuming the CSS inheritance stuff works,
one should be able to invent tags for this purpose. Or am I missing
something about CSS?

/kmc