Re: Inline elements with %block as content vs. PRE

Arnoud (galactus@htmlhelp.com)
Tue, 26 Aug 1997 19:39:25 +0200


From: galactus@htmlhelp.com (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 19:39:25 +0200
Message-ID: <NTxA04uYO1eF089yn@htmlhelp.com>
Subject: Re: Inline elements with %block as content vs. PRE

In article <l03110704b0278cda10e5@[198.77.183.193]>,
Jordan Reiter <jreiter@mail.slc.edu> wrote:
> I personally think that if the point of pre is to offer pre-formatted fixed
> width text, then almost *nothing* has a place in between <PRE> tags other
> than text and purely textual inline elements, such as <STRONG>, <EM>,
> <SAMP>, etc.

I agree. Of course, if you want to go to the logical extreme of
this argument, then *nothing* can be permitted inside PRE, as even
a rendering in italics or boldface could affect the preformatted
appearance. 

Would it be sufficient to simply extend the exclusion list from
HTML 3.2 with the OBJECT and APPLET elements?

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