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Re: fwd:Fonts

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 22:25:56 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199507060225.WAA18695@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: mikebat@clark.net (Mike Batchelor)
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
> 
> Paul Prescod once wrote...
> > 
> > >  > <EM> *might* work... what if I want all occurences of a certain word
> > >  > to appear in small caps? No character-level tag I know of is a good
> > >  > substitute for small caps.
> > 
> > You do not need this.  HTML is an SGML language.  SGML supports entities.
> > Entities do what you ask.  You just make a &prodname; entity and the
> > browser should do the rest.  Your &prodname; entity can have all of the
> > formatting you need.
> 
> I predict that when HTML 3 is more widely adopted and Netscape is a bad
> memory, <font> fans will start doing <H1>H<small>EY</small>
> L<small>OOK</small> W<small>HAT</small> I C<small>AN</small>
> D<small>O</small>!</H1>
> 
> Sorry to be such a pessimist.   I've been reading comp.infosystems.www.*
> lately. :(

I agree.  I must admit I'm disappointed with the existance of <small>,
<big> et. al.  I do think we need something for legal text, but it should
not be <small>, it should be <legal>, or <note role="legal>.  And
unimportant text should be <note role="deemphasize">

 Paul Prescod
Received on Wednesday, 5 July 1995 22:25:57 UTC

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