Re: HTML 4.0 draft available

Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor (roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca)
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 10:48:42 -0400 (EDT)


Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 10:48:42 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML 4.0 draft available
In-Reply-To: <199707101406.KAA22068@unix.asb.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.970710104359.10095C-100000@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>

On Thu, 10 Jul 1997, Rob wrote:

> Ok, so what about a <FILENAME> or <URL> element? That would be
> *very* useful IMO, since many authors (myself included)  are using
> <TT> or <I> at the moment.

<snip>
 
> (Yes, StyleSheets are perfect for this, but not everyone uses a
> browser that supports them; looking at my logs I can see plenty of
> people are Using Netscape 2.0 and 3.0 and MSIE 2.0 and even Mosaic
> and Lynx)

To support <FILENAME> new browsers will have to be made.  To support CSS,
nw browers have to be made.  It would be pointless to create a <FILENAME>
element because if browers supported this, then they would also support
<SPAN CLASS=Filename>, which is a better solution.
 
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Russell O'Connor            |              roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
        <http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/%7Eroconnor/>
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