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About this mailing list (was: <U> Deprecated)

From: Jelks Cabaniss <jelks@jelks.nu>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 21:47:25 -0400
To: "'www-style'" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NBBBICMNIPCICMKJECCBCEFICNAA.jelks@jelks.nu>
Folks, pardon the off-topic deviation here, but I've got a question about this
mailing list:

My inbox shows I received Mr. Weigle's post (about DIV and SPAN in IE) at 8:29
AM on Monday, the 19th.  My reply (see below), which went only to the list, went
out at 9:05 AM.  I received a personal reply (not to the list) from him at 9:28
AM, so obviously he saw my post.  But *I* didn't see my post.  Others replied
both yesterday and today to his post.

Then, at 3:55 PM, over a day later, I finally receive my post to the list.  How
is this?  Obviously, *he* saw it almost immediately, since he replied to me
personally.  Why is it that I didn't see it until a day and a half later, yet I
*did* see everyone else's response?

/Jelks



> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Jelks Cabaniss
> Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 1999 9:05 AM
> To: 'www-style'
> Subject: RE: <U> Deprecated
>
>
> Jason Weigle wrote:
>
> > If I could just comment about something that Steven
> > wrote. Be wary when using <span> to delineate sections
> > to apply style to. <span> is a Netscape origninated
> > tag, designed specifically for use in stylesheets and
> > such. To my knowledge(and please correct me if I'm
> > wrong), Internet Explorer's rendering of this tag is
> > limited, if not non-existent.
>
> > The reason that I wanted to comment on this was that I
> > had to go back and change several sections of my
> > websites from <span> to <div> in order to to get them
> > to render properly on IE. It's just one more of those
> > little things that make designing webpages so fun! :)
>
> This is simply not correct.  DIV and SPAN are "generic" containers,
> and part of
> the HTML 4.0 Recommendation.  DIV is a *block* level generic
> container, SPAN an
> *inline* one.
>
> Example:
>
> <div>This is a generic block that contains an inline. Reversing
> their roles is <span class="growl">not</span> wise.</div>
>
> My only guess is you had invalid markup (did you run it through a validator?)
> that confused IE.  IE handles SPAN just fine; CSS-styled SPANs have
> "worked" in
> IE since version 3.
>
> /Jelks
>
>
Received on Tuesday, 20 July 1999 21:48:19 GMT

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