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Re: 'Poetry' Element

From: <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 11:16:30 GMT
Message-Id: <9607031316.ZM29819@sijs.cwi.nl>
To: "Eve L. Maler" <elm@arbortext.com>, Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>, Chris Josephes <cpj1@winternet.com>, Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>, www-style@w3.org
Cc: Gayle Kidder <reddik@thegroup.net>
Eve Maler:
> I've always been surprised that HTML has only one overloaded PRE
> element for both code listings and "real text."  Many DTDs I've
> worked with have an escape-hatch element that retains all spaces
> and line breaks on output, but keeps the text in proportional font.
> It's even often documented facetiously as "the 'poetry' element."

<STYLE TYPE="text/css">
PRE.poetry {font-family: serif}

<PRE CLASS=poetry>
Let us go then, you and I
while the night is laid out against the sky
like a
					smear of mustard on an old pork pie

Steven Pemberton, CWI, Amsterdam; Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl
Received on Wednesday, 3 July 1996 07:18:04 UTC

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