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Re: Psychology and usefulness

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 16:57:56 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199507172057.QAA13035@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: mikebat@clark.net (Mike Batchelor)
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
> I don't know if SGML supports the concept, but couldn't certain throwback
> tags like <i> and <b> be interpreted in the new standard as aliases for
> <em> and <strong>, with the goal of deprecating them in a future standard?

A tag name should not imply more about its formatting than it can deliver.
Why not deprecate them (as well as BIG and SMALL) and get it over with?

 Paul Prescod
Received on Monday, 17 July 1995 17:00:17 UTC

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