Re: HTML 4.0 draft available (fwd)

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Wed, 9 Jul 1997 16:44:31 -0700 (PDT)

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Subject: Re: HTML 4.0 draft available (fwd)
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 16:44:31 -0700 (PDT)
From: MegaZone <>

Once upon a time Steven Champeon shaped the electrons to say...
>Why would anyone in their right mind *want* to type <STRONG> when 
>they can type <B>? I'm restricting my question to the obvious fact

Because I type fast enough that I don't care.  And because I'm not so friggin
lazy that I can't type 5 more letters.  Ok, so maybe I'm being harsh -but
come on!  If it is so bad type <B> and then before you send it out use the
editor to search and replace.

>How about some new but shorter elements?
> <STRONG> -> <S>

<S> was already used - strikethrough is both <STRIKE> and <S>

> <EM> -> <E>

Is this really worth it?  IMHO, NO.

>presentational markup shorter and easier to type, it guaranteed that
>the other markup would not be used but as an exception.

I use nothing BUT <STRONG> and <EM>.  I've even setup weblint to flag <B> and
<I> as errors.

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