Re: How prescriptive can/should we be? [Was: DL content model ]

Brian Behlendorf (
Wed, 16 Nov 94 21:27:08 EST

On Wed, 16 Nov 1994, Daniel W. Connolly wrote:
> 2. Should I change the DTD to allow IMG inside PRE?

Definitely. I don't see that it conflicts semantically with the way
"preformatted" is defined in the spec... a small part of me would like to
see <Hn> tags in there too, but I know that's unpopular :)

<PRE>, now that I think about it... what is its *semantic* meaning?
None, it's all presentational, and thus, its effects (respecting white
space, proportional font) should be applicable to things like <P>, <Hn>,
etc., and its representation should be in the forthcoming stylesheets
spec rather than in HTML.

These "should"'s are meaningless in the face of the 2.0 spec, of course.


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