Re: HTML 3.xx & scalability

Scott E. Preece (preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com)
Thu, 9 May 1996 14:21:11 -0500


Date: Thu, 9 May 1996 14:21:11 -0500
From: preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com (Scott E. Preece)
Message-Id: <199605091921.OAA20987@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
To: marcush@crc.ricoh.com
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: marcush@crc.ricoh.com's message of Thu, 9 May 1996 10:37:25 -0700
Subject: Re: HTML 3.xx & scalability

 From: marcush@crc.ricoh.com (Marcus E. Hennecke)
| 
| It essentially means that you can't do page layout with HTML. But that
| is nothing new and is actually a feature, not a bug. How can you ever
| expect to do page layout if you can in principle have no idea what is
| going to display your page (or even if it is going to be displayed)?
| 
| > I rely on <table> support to ensure that my text elements remain properly positioned relative to graphics, regardless of font size. As an example:
| 
| (Walter: it would be nice if you could wrap your lines to around 72
| characters)
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There's a certain irony in telling someone not to worry about layout,
because you can't predict how the UA will present it, and immediately
complaining about the author's layout, because your UA doesn't like
what it got...

scott

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