Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 16:58:54 -0400 (EDT) From: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: HTML 4.0 draft available In-Reply-To: <199707102051.QAA15545@unix.asb.com> Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.970710165600.19570Xemail@example.com> On Thu, 10 Jul 1997, Rob wrote: > On Thu, 10 Jul 1997 Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor wrote: > > > > On Thu, 10 Jul 1997, Rob wrote: > > [..] > > 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. > > 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. Good point. I guess there is little harm in adding more Logical mark-up. -- Russell O'Connor | firstname.lastname@example.org <http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/%7Eroconnor/> "And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message" -- Anindita Dutta, "The Paradox of Truth, the Truth of Entropy"