Re: Comments on HTMl 4 draft (9/Nov/1997)

Neil St.Laurent (neil@bigpic.com)
Tue, 16 Dec 1997 12:31:51 -0600


Message-Id: <199712161922.MAA01516@underworld.bigpic.com>
From: "Neil St.Laurent" <neil@bigpic.com>
To: Ian Hickson <exxieh@bath.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 12:31:51 -0600
CC: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Comments on HTMl 4 draft (9/Nov/1997)

> I am confused as to why TT, I, B, BIG and SMALL are not deprecated
> while most of the other formatting elements/attributes are. What
> makes them special?

B and I seem so natural and so often used to get rid of them would be 
dangerous.  Italics / Bold isn't always meant to draw special 
attention, or to put emphasis on, but often meant to just be 
different from the other text.

BIG and SMALL seem likely candidates for removal, but logically they 
represent something a little more important, or alittle less 
important, there doesn't appear to be logical markup that does 
this otherwise.

TT is used again to distinguish text, and is used very often to 
indicate something on the screen.  This one is likely the highest in 
priortiy for things to be removed.

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