(no subject)

Mike Meyer (mwm@contessa.phone.net)
Fri, 10 May 1996 12:40:17 PST

Subject:  Re: 
In-Reply-To: <199605100104.SAA28314@server.livingston.com>
From: mwm@contessa.phone.net (Mike Meyer)
Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 12:40:17 PST
Message-Id: <19960510.75DC778.B59C@contessa.phone.net>
To: www-html@w3.org

> They never existed officially!  It is BAD practice to assume just bacause
> a tag is proposed that it will ever be ratified and official.

That is indeed true, however, it's lot better to use a proposed tag
that is implemented in one or more browsers - especially when there is
no alternative with that functionality - than to use tags that just
appeared in some browser with no format proposal, and the complete
documentation being a short note on what it does, and no discussion of
what contexts it's legal in, what things are legal inside of it, etc.
Since the latter is a very common and popular practice, berating
people for the former seems inappropriate.