Re: What's APPLET doing inside PRE?

Peter Flynn (
30 Dec 1996 19:03:15 +0000 (GMT)

Date: 30 Dec 1996 19:03:15 +0000 (GMT)
From: Peter Flynn <>
Subject: Re: What's APPLET doing inside PRE?
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   Is there a particular reason that IMG is not permitted inside PRE,
   but APPLET is?

Excellent question. I'm sure it's because one of the browsers allows
it, so all commonsense is flung to the 4 winds.

   Both seem to require a certain amount of space in a browser window,
   which (according to previous discussion here about IMG in PRE) could
   screw up the preformatted appearance. Is this just an oversight?

It's not in HTML Pro (although FONT is allowed, which has dangers).

   Ceterum censeo CLASS addendum esse.

We all wish for this, but I think only Microsoft is likely to
implement it right now, and they don't seem to have kept their DTD up
to date...