Re: wish list

Walter Ian Kaye (walter@natural-innovations.com)
Fri, 28 Mar 1997 14:27:31 -0800 (PST)


Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 14:27:31 -0800 (PST)
From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
To: Steven Champeon <schampeo@hesketh.com>
cc: Web Design <webdesign@list.webmonster.net>,
Subject: Re: wish list
In-Reply-To: <3.0.1.32.19970328154209.008bf1a0@mail.imvi.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.SGI.3.95.970328142057.21912C-100000@shellx.best.com>

On Fri, 28 Mar 1997, Steven Champeon wrote:
> <font face="Times" size=6>text</font>
> 
> Well, that can get pretty bulky after a while. What I'd like to
> be able to do is something like this:
> 
> <!ENTITY "myf6" "<font face=Times size=6>">
> <BODY ...>
> 
> ...
> %myf6; text </font>
> 
> or
> 
> #myf6; text </font>
> ...
> 
> </BODY>
> 
> I know that we should all being using style sheets in the future,

<SPAN CLASS=myf6>text</SPAN>
works for me, though I would love to just do <myf6>text</myf6>.
Hmm... maybe I should go read that XML draft...

> but I can't help but think that SHORTREFs or entity references
> might be a more flexible solution until CSS supports nested styles,

It doesn't? It seems to, but maybe it's a matter of degree...

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