Re: parentheses, dashes...

Rob (
Thu, 15 May 1997 12:25:51 -0500

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From: "Rob" <>
To: (Nicolas MONTESSUIT)
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 12:25:51 -0500
Subject: Re: parentheses, dashes...
CC: (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.