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Re: CSS and Eccentric Poems.

From: Chris Josephes <cpj1@winternet.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 23:12:46 -0500 (CDT)
To: Gayle Kidder <reddik@thegroup.net>
Cc: Stephanos Piperoglou <stephanos@hol.gr>, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SOL.3.91.960702230659.26444A-100000@tundra>
On Tue, 2 Jul 1996, Gayle Kidder wrote:

> simpler is always better. That's precisely why STRONG, EM, CITE, CODE,
> etc. have not survived very well--they're too didactic and too complex
> to explain to people--while B, I and TT seem straightforward. I think

What's so difficult about STRONG or CODE?  If a person REALLY wanted to 
learn how to write structured documents and how to take advantage of that 
structure they'd learn exactly what these tags are for, and why they 
should be used over B, I or TT.

> SPACER may easily be replaced by something more straightforward, too.
> But that's not to say we don't need this function. (I still like IMG
> SRC=0).

What could be more straightforward than settings the margins for a 
paragraph, such as described in CSS?  In all honestly it makes a lot more 
sense to describe how a paragraph (or any other element) will be 
formatted instead of deciding how the whitespace around the paragraph 
will be formatted.

> Gayle Kidder

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