Re: ACTION re: HTML 3: Too many tags!

Scott E. Preece (
Wed, 26 Jul 95 17:09:41 EDT

From: Brian Behlendorf <>

| In my opinion, annotations should be external to the document, not inside
| it. Annotations need a lot more flexibility than a few tags could
| provide - who is doing the INSerting and DELeting? Why? What about more
| than one annotation, where the second relies upon the first?


It doesn't really matter whether the insertions and deletions are internal or external when the point is to display the document - at thtat point, presumably, your external tool compares the requested versions in the database and applies the text styling in the version to be displayed. Gotta have a way to indicate the styling once the tools has figured out what to mark how...


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