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

Peter Flynn (pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie)
16 Nov 1997 23:52:19 +0000 (GMT)


Date: 16 Nov 1997 23:52:19 +0000 (GMT)
From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie>
In-reply-to: <l03110701b093b3b1324a@[192.168.1.128]> (message from Jordan
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199711162352.XAA01439@imbolc.ucc.ie>
Subject: Re: List of changes in Nov.7 draft from Sept. 17 version (fwd)

   > Those two elements are limited in their usefulness. If many changes are
   > made to a document, INS and DEL become very messy.
   >
   > Rob

   <P>My favorite food is
   <DEL><STRIKE>pizza</STRIKE></DEL><INS><U>caviar</U></INS>

   because this assumes that a) even though they have an
   earlier-than-4.0 browser, it still supports U and STRIKE and that
   b) people who are already really excited about the
   now-I-have-stylesheets-I-don't-need-no-stinkin'-appearance-tags
   aren't going to want to put them in.

Let's be clear about this: if you really need to do markup of addition
and deletion you shouldn't even be considering HTML in its present
form, and probably not HTML at all.  DTDs like the TEI have got
extensive editorial markup specifically for doing this kind of thing,
and plugins/browsers like Panorama or MultiDoc Pro can handle it
properly with stylesheets.  Or write your own DTD in XML!  

///Peter