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Re: Revision efforts (was: The HTML Element)

From: Toby A Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 08:05:51 +0100
To: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030616070551.GF22124@ophelia.goddamn.co.uk>
On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 08:44:56AM +0200, Jens Meiert wrote:
| Why keep some only-formatting elements like <code />, <kbd />, <tt /> (maybe
| some of them were thrown away, I am not sure), when CSS offers a much better
| implementation? 

<code /> and <kbd /> are not formatting elements. <code /> is used to 
mark up a span of computer code. <kbd /> is used to mark up computer 
input (for example: Press <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>A</kbd>.)

<tt /> has already been removed (AFAIK).

| Why even introduce elements like <l /> instead of referring
| completely to CSS, 

CSS is a separate technology. There are browsers that don't support CSS 
and I certain CSS agents that don't support XHTML.

| e.g. by engaging every developer to use a 'display:
| block;' property to paragraphs (although there are even possibilities to 
| get rid of <p />, too)? CSS is powerful enough.

I'm not entirely sure you understand what XHTML is for...

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