Re: List of changes in Nov.7 draft from Sept. 17 version

Scott Isaacs (
Fri, 14 Nov 1997 09:14:58 -0800

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From: Scott Isaacs <>
To: "'eva'" <>, W3org-html <>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 09:14:58 -0800
Subject: RE: List of changes in Nov.7 draft from Sept. 17 version

You can use CSS to change the default appearance of INS and DEL.

For example:

DEL {display: none}

will hide all the DELeted text.

Scott Isaacs
Program  Manager

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	eva []
> Sent:	Friday, November 14, 1997 3:25 AM
> To:	W3org-html
> Subject:	Re: List of changes in Nov.7 draft from Sept. 17 version
> Jukka Korpela <>
> I wrote:
> >> IE 4.0 supports the elements INS and DEL.
> >> Why not use them in the next draft
> >> or PR so that all changes can be easily spotted?
> >It does? Which version? My version, 4.0 Platform Preview (4.71.1008.3),
> >seems to ignore the INS and DEL tags completely.
> Final version
> >Some people have suggested that INS and DEL don't degrade well on
> browsers
> >which don't support them. Well INS obviously degrades decently: you
> >just miss the information that a portion of text is new as compared
> >with previous version. But DEL does not: on browsers which don't
> >support it (majority of browsers now), you see deleted text as normal
> >text. A clumsy way to overcome this would be to use STRIKE within DEL,
> >but it would confuse things on browsers which support DEL (in their
> >own way, with which STRIKE may interfere) and would not help on old
> >browsers which do not support STRIKE either.
> I don't know if and how INS and DEL are rendered in other browsers. IE
> renders INS as U and DEL as STRIKE. Of course there is not guarantee other
> browsers will follow this line. However, for now one could use
> <INS><U>...</U></INS> and <DEL><STRIKE>...</STRIKE></DEL>.
> I have just tested the above. There is no confusion or interference. As we
> are all pressed for time having deleted and inserted parts marked would be
> a great help. There is no need for "messing up" the Recommendation (should
> we
> come to this)
> /e