Re: HTML 4.0 draft available

Dave Raggett (dsr@w3.org)
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 07:29:11 -0400 ()


Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 07:29:11 -0400 ()
From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
To: Teemu Nurminen <tnurmine@rieska.oulu.fi>
cc: Ian Samson <IDSamson@beauty.hsrc.ac.za>, www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML 4.0 draft available
In-Reply-To: <Pine.GSO.3.95.970709153332.3614A-100000@rieska.oulu.fi>
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.3.95.970710072711.-185917L-100000@hazel.w3.org>

On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, Teemu Nurminen wrote:

> 
> Ian Samson wrote:
> > If <U> is deprecated, why isn't <TT>, <XMP>, <SAMP>, <MENU>, <DIR>
> 
> <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.

XMP is not in HTML 4.0. It seemed an appropriate  moment to
drive the point home that XMP, LISTING and PLAINTEXT shouldn't
be used for new documents. Note that browsers are unlikely to
remove support for them any time soon.

Regards,

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