Re: HTML 4.0 draft available

Liam Quinn (liam@htmlhelp.com)
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 08:27:31 -0400


Message-Id: <3.0.2.32.19970710082731.0088bb60@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 08:27:31 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Subject: Re: HTML 4.0 draft available
In-Reply-To: <v03102811afea19b8a6ae@[205.149.180.135]>

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At 09:53 PM 09/07/97 -0700, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>At 9:29a -0400 07/09/97, Steven Champeon wrote:
> >
> > 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
> > of one being shorter than the other.
>
>Well, you could also copy/paste, or drag&drop, or use a macro, etc.
>It does clutter up the text, though, and for this reason I prefer
><B> and <I> -- readability.
>
> > the effect that... their longer terms has
> > on the sheer size of the files produced.
>
>Yes, this is also an issue. I am not keen on wasting bandwidth on
>*anything*, whether graphics *or* text.

So if you were using JavaScript or Java you would always use one-letter 
variables to save bandwidth?  If you want readability, then you want 
elements like STRONG that are explicit in what they mean.

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