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

Jamie Gerdes (jgerdes@prismrsc.com)
Fri, 09 Jan 1998 10:23:27 -0600


Message-Id: <3.0.1.32.19980109102327.007bfb00@hadji.prismrsc.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 1998 10:23:27 -0600
To: Greg Marr <gregm@alum.wpi.edu>
From: Jamie Gerdes <jgerdes@prismrsc.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <Version.32.19980109111143.00dd4c60@ma.ultranet.com>
Subject: Re: <plaintext> tag obsolete?  I think not!


>perl handles &lt; and &gt; just fine.

Yes, but now when you need to print out repeated lines using something like...

STDOUT = 
@<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< @<<<<<<<<<
$name,                                       $email
.

Because once you substitute the < and > with &lt; and &gt; it takes up 4
spaces (4 of your @<<< spaces) instead of just one.

So the text   "<jamie>"  would fit in the field  "@<<<<<<", but
"&lt;jamie&gt;" would not.

That's my dilemma.

   .jamie