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

Daniel W. Connolly (connolly@w3.org)
Thu, 30 May 1996 23:51:38 -0400


Message-Id: <199605310351.XAA05697@anansi.w3.org>
To: preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com (Scott E. Preece)
Cc: megazone@livingston.com, abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl, www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Font-style vs. phrase elements (fwd) 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Wed, 29 May 1996 09:15:52 EST."
             <199605291415.JAA20687@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com> 
Date: Thu, 30 May 1996 23:51:38 -0400
From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>

In message <199605291415.JAA20687@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>, Scott E. Preece
 writes:
>
>Well, how could there be anything that takes advantage of DIV when DIV
>is not yet standardized?

This is the attitude that has kept stylesheets (and PNG and ...)
in the closet for years.

Seems to me that a whole lot of stuff took advantage of HTML 2.0 long
before RFC1866 was published.

For the nth time:
	1. proposal
	2. implementation experience
	3. standardization

To implement a feature before it's standardized is to take on
some risk, but it's a big part of the game.

Dan