Re: Psychology and usefulness

Paul Prescod (
Mon, 17 Jul 1995 16:57:56 -0400 (EDT)

> I don't know if SGML supports the concept, but couldn't certain throwback
> tags like <i> and <b> be interpreted in the new standard as aliases for
> <em> and <strong>, with the goal of deprecating them in a future standard?

A tag name should not imply more about its formatting than it can deliver.
Why not deprecate them (as well as BIG and SMALL) and get it over with?

Paul Prescod