Re: HTML 4.0 draft available

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Wed, 9 Jul 1997 22:01:10 -0500


Message-Id: <199707100203.WAA15924@unix.asb.com>
From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: Teemu Nurminen <tnurmine@rieska.oulu.fi>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 22:01:10 -0500
Subject: Re: HTML 4.0 draft available
CC: www-html@w3.org

On Wed, 9 Jul 1997 15:45:43 +0300 (EET DST)
  Teemu Nurminen <tnurmine@rieska.oulu.fi> wrote:

> <XMP>, <SAMP> etc. mark the logical structure of document,
> <U> is just for decorating and higlighting purposes, and
> should be located in style sheet, if we're trying to
> separate structure/content and layout.
> 
> <TT>, <B> and <I> - even if they're just marking layout -
> are so commonly used, that they stay in draft. Also, it
> might be a good idea to left some highlighting tools to
> those browsers, which do not support style sheets.

For that reason, who deprecate U and not the others (TT, B, and I?).
It seems no great loss to use <U>...</U> rather than something like 
<EM CLASS=U>...</EM> (which is probably more 'logical'...)

Rob