Re: HTML 3.2: PRE should not exclude IMG

Walter Ian Kaye (
Mon, 3 Jun 1996 08:57:05 -0700

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Date: Mon, 3 Jun 1996 08:57:05 -0700
From: Walter Ian Kaye <>
Subject: Re: HTML 3.2: PRE should not exclude IMG

At 3:05p +0200 06/03/96, Abigail wrote:
>Benjamin Franz wrote:
>[ About allowing <ING> inside <PRE> ]
>> The whole issue is rapidly becoming irrelevant anyway since the use of
>> images in PRE is a hack to work around the lack of deployed tables - a
>> situation that has all but disappeared now as even AOL is rolling out a
>> table capable browser - leaving Lynx as the only browser with any
>> significant share that _cannot_ do tables. Tables are *much* superior
>> in achieving page layout control in general.
>TeX and PostScript are even better.

But they require separate, huge programs (seen Ghostscript or Acrobat?)
for rendering. Having this in HTML saves a lot of overhead and time,
and is inline. What I do on my "Directory of Files" page would be quite
ridiculous to do in PDF!


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