Re: fwd:Fonts

Paul Prescod (
Wed, 5 Jul 1995 22:25:56 -0400 (EDT)

> Paul Prescod once wrote...
> >
> > > > <EM> *might* work... what if I want all occurences of a certain word
> > > > to appear in small caps? No character-level tag I know of is a good
> > > > substitute for small caps.
> >
> > You do not need this. HTML is an SGML language. SGML supports entities.
> > Entities do what you ask. You just make a &prodname; entity and the
> > browser should do the rest. Your &prodname; entity can have all of the
> > formatting you need.
> I predict that when HTML 3 is more widely adopted and Netscape is a bad
> memory, <font> fans will start doing <H1>H<small>EY</small>
> L<small>OOK</small> W<small>HAT</small> I C<small>AN</small>
> D<small>O</small>!</H1>
> Sorry to be such a pessimist. I've been reading comp.infosystems.www.*
> lately. :(

I agree. I must admit I'm disappointed with the existance of <small>,
<big> et. al. I do think we need something for legal text, but it should
not be <small>, it should be <legal>, or <note role="legal>. And
unimportant text should be <note role="deemphasize">

Paul Prescod