From: "Eve L. 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."
| If a "correct way to format poetry" is needed, what about something
| like a class attribute value on PRE to indicate just how preformatted 
| the text is?

I agree - it would be nice to have separate control of pre-indentation,
font choice, and fill/no-fill.


scott preece
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