Re: <plaintext> tag obsolete? I think not!

Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor (
Mon, 2 Feb 1998 21:11:04 -0500 (EST)

Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 21:11:04 -0500 (EST)
From: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <>
Message-ID: <>
Subject: Re: <plaintext> tag obsolete? I think not!

> The only way <pre> could make the <plaintext> tag obsolete is if it
> provided all the functionality of the <plaintext> tag.  But it doesn't!
> <Plaintext> printed all the html code to the screen.  The <pre> tag
> reads the HTML code and does the necessary formatting.

Sorry to druge this up.  I've been reading through the archives.

Wouldn't the "correct" way to handle this be:
<![CDATA[ <<  Your favourate HTML text goes here, just be careful when
using two ]'s followed by an >.  >> ]]>

Russell O'Connor                 
"And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message"
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