Re: ISO and HTML

nemo/Joel N. Weber II (devnull@gnu.ai.mit.edu)
Wed, 9 Apr 1997 05:28:58 -0400 (EDT)


Date: Wed, 9 Apr 1997 05:28:58 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199704090928.FAA13568@duality.gnu.ai.mit.edu>
From: "nemo/Joel N. Weber II" <devnull@gnu.ai.mit.edu>
To: davidp@earthlink.net
CC: galactus@htmlhelp.com, www-html@w3.org
In-reply-to: <199704081833.LAA20095@norway.it.earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: ISO and HTML

   From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
   Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 11:26:09 -0700

   You forget, however, that stylesheets don't yet support BLINK or
   MULTICOLS.

No blink?  I thought I saw it in my copy of the CSS1 spec:

    5.4.3    'text-decoration'



   Value: none | [ underline || overline || line-through || blink ]
   Initial: none
   Applies to: all elements
   Inherited: no, but see clarification below
   Percentage values: N/A


As for MULTICOLS, I think some people consider it a poor hack,
which is why it is unsupported in CSS1.

(Then again, how blink got into CSS1 is beyond me.  OTOH, you
don't have to blink the text to comply with the core spec.)