<TT> (was Re: HTML 4.0 draft available)

Walter Ian Kaye (walter@natural-innovations.com)
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 01:25:21 -0700


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Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 01:25:21 -0700
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Subject: <TT> (was Re: HTML 4.0 draft available)

At 2:42a -0400 07/10/97, Jim Wise wrote:
 > On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
 >
 > > I often use TT for inline filenames/extensions, such as:
 > >
 > >   BinHex (<TT>.hqx</TT>) files and StuffIt (<TT>.sit</TT>) files...
 > >
 > > I do this to ensure legibility regardless of what font the user has
 > > chosen for regular body text.
 >
 > It would be more correct to use <KBD>, <CODE>, <SAMP>, or <VAR> here,
 > depending on your context.  Again, the point being that any of these
 > give the browser more information as to your intentions than simply
 > specifying a typeface does.

Not <CODE>, as it is not program code. Not <VAR>, as it is not a variable
either. <KBD> also is not applicable, as it is not something for the user
to type. I don't see how <SAMP> applies either -- again, the goal above
is purely legibility; <TT> fulfills that goal.

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