Re: HTML 3.2 PR - lists

Carl Morris (
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 23:58:47 -0600

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From: "Carl Morris" <>
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Subject: Re: HTML 3.2 PR - lists
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 23:58:47 -0600

| Does that make any sense?

Yea, shows clear and practical reasons why both should be gotten rid
of.  They have too much "should be displayed only this way" in them... 
They only limit the author, not extend what he can do, as in LISTING
and XMP.  While menus and directories are useful, MENU and DIR are
not...  There are thousands of ways to make menus and directories and
it seems MENU and DIR want to limit that pretty drastically while
trying to maintain "content description" capabilities.  The saying is
"bah humbug" or "I am sick of this ..."  Enough is enough.  You can
only describe content so much, then you need to start describing style.
 The two can not exist without each other, but does one always have to
force the other?