Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 18:23:39 -0800 From: Charles Peyton Taylor <CTaylor@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: SGML macros using DSSSL expressions -Reply >>> Erik Aronesty <firstname.lastname@example.org> 02/24/96 11:14pm >>> <snipped text about complexity in HTML> >microsofts use of font face and size...along >with other simple tags are enough for >95% of the people. We should focus on what >the people and the industries want. I could agree with that if you only said "the industries" and if you limit that to only those companies who make web software. I've wanted CSS style sheets for a while now, and I haven't seen anything by the larger browser manufacturers promising to implement them now or when they are finalized. Oh, <banner> and <FIG>, too.  Really, if a browser can do frames, why can't a browser can do <banner>? If a browser can do <table> and <img>, a browser should be able to do <fig>. Style sheets might take a little more processing, but hell, if you have <font> ... I really believe the major browser companies (you know who I mean) add tags simply so that they can shout "hey, look what *WE* invented" and that they don't really care about implementing that which they didn't invent (unless the market forces them towards something like HTML 2.0 .) >maybe i'm mad...but the CSS syntax is bad enough. I didn't find it so bad, except I kept confusing the old format with the new format. The great thing about CSS (when used with a working browser) is that you only have to do everything *ONCE* for *ALL* your documents , and if you want to change things, you only need one line. C h a r l e s P e y t o n T a y l o r email@example.com The opinions and views expressed ## even though we're on our own, are my own and do not reflect ## we are never all alone, Those of the Naval PostGraduate School ## when we are singing, singing. http://www.nps.navy.mil/personal/charles.taylor/  I thought this would be a good place to mention <fn> (footnotes).  you do have to add the link in the <head> of each document, but thats a simple cut-and-paste.