Re: HTML 4.0 draft available

Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor (roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca)
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 16:58:54 -0400 (EDT)


Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 16:58:54 -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: <199707102051.QAA15545@unix.asb.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.970710165600.19570X-100000@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>

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.

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Russell O'Connor            |              roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
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