Re: Obsolete elements -- trying again

Peter Flynn (
Fri, 26 Aug 94 12:37:18 EDT

> I was wondering why XMP and LISTING are being made obsolete. They are
> very useful when you want to return system error messages to the user
> during the execution of a script. I can't use PRE because Lynx will get
> confused when there is an unadorned "<".
> Is there any chance that the obsolete status of XMP and/or LISTING can
> be changed?

I was puzzled by this too: there are many times when you might want to
include verbatim text explicitly lifted from an external source which
may contain arbitrary ASCII or ISO 646 characters...


PS: Leo, please fix your mail header...

From: "Leo _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Peace is not something you win. Peace is
Subject: Obsolete elements -- trying again
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