Re: Suggestion for HTML Text Format Elements

Amanda Walker (
Wed, 5 Jul 95 10:55:46 EDT

> What the world *really* needs is SGML markup, with a way to send
> SGML-to-HTML conversion information along with the document;

This is *one thing* that the world really needs.

> what I think we're going to get is pictures of information...

.. which is *another thing* that the world really needs.

Much of the brouhaha at the moment is trying to make the same tool (HTML)
address both needs. I'd rather use the right kind of tool for each task.

SGML has its costs and benefits, as does Acrobat. Trying to do both leads
to something like ODA, which is too complex to actually implement and use

I'm a great fan of SGML as a means for doing markup--it's great. However,
not all problems are solved by marked up text.

Amanda Walker
InterCon Systems Corporation