deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar

Arne Knudson (ack@ebt.com)
Wed, 31 Jul 1996 14:34:56 -0400


Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 14:34:56 -0400
Message-Id: <199607311834.OAA09274@ebt-inc.ebt.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Arne Knudson <ack@ebt.com>
Subject: deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar

     I fail to see that reasoning behind re-incorporating the deprecated
font tags, like <U>, back into the DTDs. I thought that way back during the
HTML 2.0 draft discussions, it was decided that <U> was rather evil, because
so many browsers used underline to represent links.
     I think that <U> should be removed from the DTD. Perhaps, with the
changes to browsers, that re-visiting the debate over <U> may be worthwhile,
but I think we should strongly discourage people from using it.

-Arne