Re: New tags. (fwd)

Peter Flynn (
19 Jan 1997 22:27:22 +0000 (GMT)

Date: 19 Jan 1997 22:27:22 +0000 (GMT)
From: Peter Flynn <>
Subject: Re: New tags. (fwd)
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MegaZone wrote:

   Once upon a time OpeDog shaped the electrons to say...
   >Hey, don't you guys think <indent> is a good idea?  Or how about in

   Use a table.

   I'd like to see something like <P indent=[size]> where you can set the
   indent on the first line of a paragraph.  Though I suppose the CSS1 crowd
   is going to jump in and say that belongs in style sheets.  (IMHO style
   sheets are a huge pain in the ass when all you want to do is a couple of
   small things.)

That's why the STYLE attribute is there: <p style="indent:15pt">
Just persuade your browser maker to support it.

   >accordance with <hr> there's a <vr>?  Okay, how about <date

   There is no way to align a vertical rule on the page, how does it size?
   etc.  The full table RFC allows you some control over what borders are
   drawn.  Perhaps this is something you can do with that in Cougar.

You can't do damn anything with Cougar. VR doesn't seem to have any
semantic in a pageless, columnless model. What would it do, slice down
all the rest of the text?


   This belongs in server side includes - and is in there now.

   If you mean displaying the time on the users end - that is just silly.

No, much better (and useful for any historian) <date value="19970315">die
Id. Mart. MCMXCVII<?date> because then you can search properly.