Re: wish list

Paul Prescod (papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca)
Fri, 28 Mar 1997 20:25:02 -0500


Message-ID: <333C6F6E.5F01@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 20:25:02 -0500
From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: wish list

Steven Champeon wrote:
> %myf6; text </font>

Ugh. That's fairly ugly. Why not just define a new tag using XML and use
CSS or DSSSL to display it? Now that XML is almost done it does not make
sense to extend HTML with all of its features. HTML should have
supported entities several years ago, but at this point it makes much
more sense to just push for XML, which allows you to define your own
tags as well as entities. (I would not count on browser support for
entities in a hurry, however).

 Paul Prescod