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Re: CSS and Eccentric Poems.

From: Jon Bosak <bosak@atlantic-83.eng.sun.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 23:42:50 -0700
Message-Id: <199607030642.XAA04565@boethius.eng.sun.com>
To: reddik@thegroup.net
Cc: stephanos@hol.gr, www-style@w3.org
[Gayle Kidder:]

| 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.

Actually (not that it matters), Cummings almost undoubtedly wrote the
poem on a typewriter and submitted it to his publisher as a
typewritten manuscript -- in other words, monospaced.  So recreating
his manuscript using PRE and a monospace font would probably come as
close as you could get to what he originally had in mind.

Jon

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Received on Wednesday, 3 July 1996 02:44:42 GMT

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