Re: Some complaints about HTML 4.0

David Perrell (davidp@earthlink.net)
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 13:24:21 -0700


Message-Id: <199707132033.NAA10188@iceland.it.earthlink.net>
From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: <www-html@w3.org>, "Liam Quinn" <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Subject: Re: Some complaints about HTML 4.0
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 13:24:21 -0700

Liam Quinn wrote:
> My argument is this:  If an element is used solely for its
presentational 
> potential, then that use of the element should be discouraged and
replaced 
> by style sheets.

No, no. You've got the order wrong. The presentational potential should
be replaced by style sheet functionality and the use of style sheets
should be encouraged. The use of consecutive &nbsp; is an ugly hack
that shouldn't need active discouragement.

David Perrell