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Re: h1, h2, etc.

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 15:00:09 -0500
Message-ID: <026101be43e6$d3172100$f6d88fa8@a308>
To: "Pawan Vora" <pvora@uswest.com>, "Charles F. Munat" <coder@acnet.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I am always amused by the notion of trying to emulate a print document in
html.  Usually the results are quite sad.  Since we are talking about a
regular WAI contributor I will not be so quick to judgement!

What are you doing for the drop caps?  Monochrome GIFs of the  letter with
the letter as ALT text?

I will confess that I was quite happy when I first came across a site that
ended sentences with period-non-breaking-space-space.  Finally, a legal
technique for getting that extra space the way my typing instructor taught
me!  (I was, of course, hit with that "Duh -- why didn't I think of that"

I instantly found my pages much more readable.  Can double-space between
sentences (but not after abbreviations) be accomplished by CSS?  Are any
browsers (or word processor for that matter) smart enough to make this

-----Original Message-----
From: Pawan Vora <pvora@uswest.com>
To: Charles F. Munat <coder@acnet.net>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Date: Friday, January 15, 1999 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: h1, h2, etc.

>Hi Charles,
>> I have the same problem with P tags. I've been using DIV
>> with BR tags to avoid P tags because I don't want the spaces
>> above and below. I am trying to achieve a look in which the
>> first paragraph has a drop cap and no indent, and subsequent
>> paragraphs have a first line indent, the way it is normally
>> done in print. The "block" format gets old.
>You can get the indents... but it's not considered "good" html code.
>Here are two different ways:
>1. starting a paragraph with <DD>
>2. starting the paragraph with a bunch of &nbsp;'s ... so you can do
>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This is my second paragraph.
>Of course, the third option is to try the "single-pixel" gif trick....
>but, that's not good design either!
>Pawan R. Vora
>U S WEST Communications
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