Re: simple HTML list considered harmful Tony Sanders <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: simple HTML list considered harmful
In-Reply-To: Marc Andreessen's message of Thu, 30 Sep 93 00:15:19 CDT.
Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1993 10:32:17 -0500
From: Tony Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Dave R. writes:
> > This means you can't tag a paragraph/line with an identifier or
> > rendering attributes such as alignment.
Marc A. replies:
> Why not have containers for doing those things, as now, and keep them
> away from the break concept and tags?
I wholeheartedly agree here. Leave <P> and <BR> as they are (which is
really physical markup) and just define some new containers for doing
other stuff. How about <PARA>...</PARA> for paragraphs?
What we need to decide is whether we want HTML+ to be backwards compatible
with HTML. I see no compelling reason for this being the case. I think
breaking from HTML will make it easier on authors (there will be less
confusion about which is which). So long as HTML+ is a logical superset of
HTML then it will be easy to map HTML onto HTML+ (for both converters
and code sharing in the browsers).