Re: Font-style vs. phrase elements (fwd)

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Tue, 21 May 1996 19:18:33 -0700 (PDT)


Message-Id: <199605220218.TAA04809@server.livingston.com>
Subject: Re: Font-style vs. phrase elements (fwd)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 19:18:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>

Once upon a time James K. Tauber shaped the electrons to say...
>You'd need a DIV for each subsection of your FAQ. What's wrong with 
>that? It makes perfect sense to me. Maybe I misunderstand what you mean 

What does it buy me?

I'm serious - assume I want every section to use the same styles so I'm
not using DIV to indicate classes or anything.

<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>b</TITLE></HEAD><BODY><DIV><H1>some text</H1><DIV>
<H2>section</H2><P>First Paragraph</P><DIV><H2>Another section</H2><P>Another 
Paragraph</P></DIV></DIV></DIV></BODY></HTML>

What will this do for me - other than reduce readability of the document
and drive me crazy when I do markup trying to keep track of DIVs?  This
is like programming LISP/SCHEME and keeping track of Parens!  (I hate those
languages...)

I don't see the advantage to this, what am I missing?

>The main flaw I see in my DIV proposal is that it makes nonsense of the 
>different Hn elements and really requires an H element whose 
>presentation is determined by the level of the DIV nesting.

What happens when we get Divs nested 6 deep?  Have you seen H6 lately? On
Netscape it is almost unreadable it is so small.  And I can see more than
6 deep nesting on some docs I have.

>But I still don't understand your problem with restrictive DIVs. If you 
>are marking up a *structured* document, they would be a dream come true.

And what about when I'm just tossing up a personal page that rambles on
and doesn't have a rigid structure?

-MZ
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