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Re: CSS and Eccentric Poems.

From: Gayle Kidder <reddik@thegroup.net>
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 1996 14:54:36 -0700
Message-Id: <31D99A9C.AD7@thegroup.net>
To: Stephanos Piperoglou <stephanos@hol.gr>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Stephanos Piperoglou wrote:

> *cough*
> <PRE>
> in Just-
> spring                                    when the world is mud-
> luscious the little
> lame baloonman
> whistles                   far                         and wee
> </PRE>
> Include the relevant style definitions for a fixed width font of your choice
> if you wish.

Okay, you win. Though Bert's suggestion, while more elaborate, goes a
little further towards correct in replacing the pixels with ems. But
simpler is always better. That's precisely why STRONG, EM, CITE, CODE,
etc. have not survived very well--they're too didactic and too complex
to explain to people--while B, I and TT seem straightforward. I think
SPACER may easily be replaced by something more straightforward, too.
But that's not to say we don't need this function. (I still like IMG

Gayle Kidder
Received on Tuesday, 2 July 1996 17:57:47 UTC

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