Re: New tags. (fwd) -Reply (fwd)

Peter Flynn (
19 Jan 1997 22:45:47 +0000 (GMT)

Date: 19 Jan 1997 22:45:47 +0000 (GMT)
From: Peter Flynn <>
Subject: Re: New tags. (fwd) -Reply (fwd)
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MegaZone writes:

   I'm all for structural markup.  But I'd love to see presentation ATTRIBUTES
   on them directly.

Like the TEI has (REND="italics" for example).

   <P INDENT> would be lovely.

Already there: <P STYLE="text-indent:3cm">

   <TD> with bgcolor, alink, vlink, link, text and background I would cheer for.

TD already has BGCOLOR and BACKGROUND. No reason not to add the rest.

   One of the things that annoys me is browsers supporting bgcolor in tables,
   and background in some cases - BUT NOT BEING ABLE TO SET TEXT COLORS!

Again: this is a browser issue -- keep it off this list. This is for
HTML, not the bugs of browsers.

   <LI SRC="fubar.gif"> would be widely applauded.

Been in there for years.

   Sadly, as a member of the HWG and reader of their lists, MOST of the 
   'professionals' doing web page design just don't care about this.

Many of them don't know one end of a file from another, unfortunately,
and this reflects badly on those who do.

   I'm in control of what tags get used here, at least that much is in my
   control.  And, AFAIK, the entire site is Lynx friendly and we won an award
   for being Speech Friendly for the blind.  You CAN do presentational things
   and still degrade gracefully - if you know what you are doing.

Yep, this is good. I wish there were more like it.