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Re: W3C Working Draft: HTML predefined icon-like symbols

From: Scott E. Preece <preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 13:31:21 -0600
Message-Id: <199601121931.NAA08419@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
To: lazio@spacenet.tn.cornell.edu
Cc: macarthr@w3.org.bert@w3.org, w3c-tech@w3.org, www-talk@w3.org, www-html@w3.org
   From: "T. Joseph W. Lazio" <lazio@spacenet.tn.cornell.edu>

|    Both &binhex.document; and &uuencoded.document; are defined.  Is
|   there a reason not to have a more general description, like
|   &encoded.document;?  I can see at least one pro and con: ...

Yes, it would definitely be useful to have a generic &encoded.document,
for the reason you cite - there will always be new encodings.  On the
other hand, it is definitely also useful to have specific icons for
common existing encodings.  They're not mutually exclusive; we should
have both.


scott preece
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