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Re: fwd:Fonts

From: Mike Meyer <mwm@contessa.phone.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 95 17:33:57 PST
Message-Id: <19950707.76760B0.10259@contessa.phone.net>
To: www-style@www10.w3.org
> So far we've heard the following suggested names for a generic
> character-level element: [short list: TEXT, FONT, ELEMENT, STRING and

> C    : Far too cryptic, in my opinion.

Not as bad as CP, though.

How about making C less cryptic: CH, CHR, CHRS, CHAR, CHARS (about as
long as I care to get).

The only objection to such an element in general is the fear of abuse,
like: <CHR CLASS=CITATION>. I want to know how this is any worse than

Second question: does anyone know why HTML3 lost the HTML+ <EM
STYLE=X> replacement for <X>? That would be relevant to this. If no
one recalls, I'll try wading into the archives to see if it's there.

Third question: should this be going to the html-wg list?

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