Date: 9 Jan 1998 17:40:32 -0000 Message-ID: <email@example.com> From: "James R Grinter" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: <plaintext> tag obsolete? I think not! (fwd) On Fri 9 Jan, 1998, Chris Maden <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.