Re: HTML 4.0 draft available

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 16:48:02 -0500


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From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 16:48:02 -0500
Subject: Re: HTML 4.0 draft available
CC: www-html@w3.org

On Thu, 10 Jul 1997  Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor wrote:


> 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.
> [..]
> 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.

Under that logic, we can use <SPAN CLASS=Strong> etc. The advantage 
of <FILENAME> is that it tells the UA that the element contains a 
filename. <SPAN CLASS=Filename> just tells the UA that the element is 
marked up differently, and says nothing about the logical content.

As it is, browsers don't support useful markup tags like <PERSON>,
<ACRONYM>, <ABBREV>, and <DFN>.

It would be nice if browsers at least supported them as 'null' 
elements (with no change in appearence) so that once can use them in 
situations like <PERSON CLASS=Contributor> etc.

Rob
 
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