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

James R Grinter (jrg@acm.org)
9 Jan 1998 17:40:32 -0000


Date: 9 Jan 1998 17:40:32 -0000
Message-ID: <19980109174032.260.qmail@ns.gbnet.net>
From: "James R Grinter" <jrg@acm.org>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: <plaintext> tag obsolete?  I think not! (fwd)

On Fri 9 Jan, 1998, Chris Maden <crism@ora.com> wrote:
>[Jamie Gerdes]
>> Can anyone please explain to me WHY the <plaintext> tag has been
>> forgotten?!?!
>
>Because its intended behavior can not be made legal.  Plaintext (and
>xmp and listing) intend to allow *any* markup except their own end-tag
>as data.

and another great reason for browsers to avoid it - all the submission
forms out there that accept HTML markup, yet don't remove PLAINTEXT
tags...

James.