Re: simple HTML list considered harmful (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 93 04:21:48 -0500
From: (Marc Andreessen)
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Subject: Re: simple HTML list considered harmful
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My objection is that people (real people -- users, authors, ...)
almost invariably think in terms of line breaks, not line beginnings.
Similarly paragraph breaks, not paragraph beginnings.  All (?) other
document processing systems (TeX, Microsoft Word, ...) hold to these
models.  Sure, you begin sections and you begin chapters and you begin
blockquoted regions, but paragraphs and lines are such a low-level and
intrinsic part of the concept and practice of text that it seems far
more natural to think in terms of breaks, as usual.