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RE: BIG & SMALL

From: Mike Fitzhugh <mikef@cnet.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 13:38:59 -0700
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To: www-html@w3.org
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Peter,
	According to the HTML 3.2 Reference Specification
<http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html32.html>, BIG places text in a large
font and SMALL places text in a small font. I use them sometimes as
substitutes for font tags, like so:

<big></big> instead of <font size="4"></font>
and
<small></small> instead of <font size="2"></font>

	I do this because both <big> and <small> require fewer characters
than the opening and closing font tags, thus making the file size of
my final document somewhat smaller (though often unsignificantly
smaller).

/mike


- -----Original Message-----
From: Peter Fleck [mailto:pf@pfhyper.com]
Sent: Monday, July 19, 1999 12:43 PM
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: BIG & SMALL


[Bad subject on the last post of this message. My apologies.]

What structural or logical meaning can be assigned to  <BIG> and  
<SMALL>?  My guess is emphasis but why wouldn't I use  <STRONG> or 
<EM>? 
 

Curious.



Peter Fleck
PF Hyper
Internet-Web-Consulting-Training
Minneapolis, MN USA 55406
612-630-9136

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