Re: Font-style vs. phrase elements

Arnoud (galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl)
Tue, 21 May 1996 19:35:38 +0200


From: galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Font-style vs. phrase elements
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 19:35:38 +0200
Message-Id: <q7fox4uYOdjB089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>

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In article <v01540b08adc66100c71e@[205.198.81.30]>,
rnewman@cybercom.net (Ron Newman) wrote:
> On 5/20/96 at 8:44 AM , Warren Steel wrote:
> >If frequently defeats all attempts at seaching and indexing based
> >on hierarchical headings.
> 
> A properly designed search or index tool should skip over <FONT> tags
> just as it now skips over <B> or <EM> tags.

The problem occurs when people use <FONT> instead of <Hn> to mark up
their headings. Altavista can't tell if a piece of text in <FONT SIZE=7>
is just something in a very large font, or the most important header.

Galactus

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