Summary (Was: HTML 4 text.html#h-7.3.3)

Lars Eighner (eighner@crl.com)
Thu, 31 Jul 1997 21:35:48 -0500


From: eighner@crl.com (Lars Eighner)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Summary (Was: HTML 4 text.html#h-7.3.3)
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 21:35:48 -0500
Message-Id: <EuU4zAwZqkbO092yn@crl.com>

In  <ENa3zAwZq8ZW092yn@crl.com>, 
eighner@crl.com (Lars Eighner):

I asked about the status of the following part
of the HTML 4 draft:
|
|><h2>Lines and Paragraphs<a name="h-7.3.3">&nbsp;</a></h2>
|
|>Authors traditionally divide their thoughts and arguments into
|>sequences of paragraphs. The organization of information into
|>paragraphs is not affected by how the paragraphs are presented:
|>paragraphs that are double-justified contain the same thoughts as
|>those that are left-justified.
|
|   --   http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-html40-970708/struct/text.html#h-7.3.3


This inquiry received one joke response, one not-especial material
quote from a British dictionary and the thread was hijacked to
discuss the advisability of dividing drafts into parts according
to their expected audiences.


Therefore I concluded:

1. The statement above is meant to be a statement of doctrine.
2. It is utterly without support in evidence -- I assume that if
   any studies supported it, they would have been mentioned.
3. It application is meant, as its wording would imply, to be
   universal and not restricted to the domain of HTML documents.
4. That no significant dissent from it exists and none would be
   seriously considered.

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