Re: New Highlighting.html

Murray Maloney <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 94 15:43:51 EDT
Message-id: <9406291534.aa05457@dali.scocan.sco.COM>
Precedence: bulk
From: Murray Maloney <>
To: Multiple recipients of list <>
Subject: Re: New Highlighting.html
X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0c -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas
X-Comment: HTML Implementation Group (Private)
For HTML 2.0, I have to agree with Dan that <NEW> is 
not in practice today and cannot, therefore, be
included in the spec.

However, for 3.0 and beyond, I think that there
should be a mechanism for denoting changes
to a document, perhaps even with effectivity dates
attached so that a clever browser or server could 
present a document
	- as it is today
	- as it was on a specified date
	- with all additions and deletions present.

I don't think that <STRIKE> is the appropriate tag
to use to denote the "delete" semantic, as I beleive
that <STRIKE> is a typographic effect rather than
anything else.  While it is true that <STRIKE> could
be associated with "delete", <STRIKE> could also be
associated with other semantics.

> Regarding New:  Most typeset documents that I've seen use Bold as New. Rather
> than adding another element, is it possible to define New as another name for
> some predefined  format?