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CSS and Eccentric Poems.

From: Charles Peyton Taylor <CTaylor@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil>
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 1996 12:46:47 -0800
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To: www-style@w3.org

>>> Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca> 07/02/96
08:47am >>>
>At 08:52 AM 7/2/96 -0700, Gayle Kidder wrote:
>>Exactly. Please tell me why one would want to use a style
>sheet just to
>>add some eccentric spacing to a poem or to control image
>A style sheet is _not_ appropriate for the eccentric
>spacing of an eccentric poem. Neither is HTML. HTML cannot,
>and will never be the perfect langauge everything anyone
>wants to be. If such a language were possible, it would
>have been invented years ago.

But isn't it planned to add a "style' attribute 
to all HTML elements?

so one could do this:

<P style="margin=5em"> Oh, happy blue dog </p>
<P style="margin=10em"> your ceasless wanderings inspire

and probably a lot more.

>PDF is perfect for a poem with eccentric layout needs and
>supported in browsers on all major GUI platforms.
> Paul Prescod

yeah, yeah, yeah.  You're obviously not the person who is 
going to have to install all of those plugins.  I'm a 
"tech support person" so I have a different perspective, 
and I'd prefer to only setup one peice of software.

*ALSO*, have you ever offered both an HTML version of a 
document, and a PDF version? People almost always go 
for the HTML version.

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