Re: Where are Fonts and Phrases allowed? [Was: HTML 2.0 Call for Review ]Terry Allen <email@example.com>
From: Terry Allen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 1994 13:41:54 PDT
In-Reply-To: "Daniel W. Connolly" <email@example.com>
"Re: Where are Fonts and Phrases allowed? [Was: HTML 2.0 Call for Review ]" (Jun 10, 4:28pm)
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Subject: Re: Where are Fonts and Phrases allowed? [Was: HTML 2.0 Call for Review ]
| Yes, there is the potential for confusion here.
| To clarify: we have several choices:
| "Implementations _must_ distinguish nested emphasis"
| (my opinion: bad idea. How many levels must they
| "Implementations _may_ distinguish nested levels"
| (my option: this is the way to go.
| We end up with the unfortunate situation where Joe
| uses nested emphasis and it works on browser X but not
| on browser Y, but given all the various style
| configuration mechanisms that are popping up, I don't
| see the value in prohibiting this.)
Quite clear to here; if an unfortunate situation would result,
let's avoid it.
| "Implementations _must not_ distinguish nested emphasis"
| (this is my 2nd choice.)
I'd say, define emphasis in such a way that nesting has no effect,
then if implementations were to render it differently it would
clearly be a mistake. Or better yet, just disallow it in the
DTD, if that's appropriate at this level. HTML3.0 may go a
different way (Dave? is there nested emphasis in your latest
version?), but it we encourage divergent usage we'll be
creating trouble down the line, if only with engrained habits.
Terry Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Editor, Digital Media Group
O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
Sebastopol, Calif., 95472