Re: parentheses, dashes...

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Thu, 15 May 1997 12:25:51 -0500


Message-Id: <199705151629.MAA04770@unix.asb.com>
From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: p7lii016@cicrp.jussieu.fr (Nicolas MONTESSUIT)
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 12:25:51 -0500
Subject: Re: parentheses, dashes...
CC: www-html@w3.org

p7lii016@cicrp.jussieu.fr (Nicolas MONTESSUIT) wrote:

> Does there exist a specification concerning text parentheses and/or
> the text dashes -- like these ? 

The text-dashes are called "em-dashes" of "mega-dashes", and last I 
saw have an entity &emdash; although last I checked the major 
browsers didn't support it.

The paretheses tags aren't needed, really. A lot more to type for 
those who handroll their own HTML. Also harder to spot typos.

Rob