Re: wish list

David Ornstein (davido@pragmaticainc.com)
Fri, 28 Mar 1997 14:34:47 -0800


Message-Id: <3.0.1.32.19970328143447.00ad4b50@pragmaticainc.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 14:34:47 -0800
To: Steven Champeon <schampeo@hesketh.com>,
From: David Ornstein <davido@pragmaticainc.com>
Subject: Re: wish list
In-Reply-To: <3.0.1.32.19970328154209.008bf1a0@mail.imvi.com>

At 03:42 PM 3/28/97 -0500, Steven Champeon wrote:
>
>I just realized what I really want. I want a PostScript-like
>way to define shortcut tags. 
[clip]

<product-plug>

Steven,
	My company's product will let you define your own tag and then will
translate them into HTML for you.  In particular, the tags you define match
very closely with SGML/HTML's lexical rules and syntax, so you'll be well
positioned for the arrival of XML implementation...

>What I'd like to be able to do is something like this:
>
><!ENTITY "myf6" "<font face=Times size=6>">
><BODY ...>
>...
>%myf6; text </font>

How 'bout this:

<define name=myf6>
	<font face="Times" size=6>
		<contents>
	</font>
</define>

and then:

<myf6>text</myf6>

Our solution happens either on the server or in advance of that (i/e/. on
your authoring machine).  Info at http://www.pragmaticainc.com/  

</product-plug>

David Ornstein
Pragmatica