Re: simple HTML list considered harmful (Bruce Speyer)
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 93 08:55:18 CDT
From: (Bruce Speyer)
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Subject: Re: simple HTML list considered harmful 
In-reply-to: Mail from ' (Marc Andreessen)'
      dated: Tue, 28 Sep 93 21:02:45 -0500
Kevin Altis writes:
> Well, I don't know how I managed to write so much HTML without coming
> across this problem before, but I ran into the following today. I wanted to
> have a simple block of text, I'll use an address as an example:
> First Last
> Address line 1
> Address line 2
> City, State, Zip
> Phone
> Fax
> email
> I wanted the lines to appear exactly as above. If I used a <P> at the end
> of each line, I would get unwanted leading between lines. If I use the
> <PRE> tag then the text would have to appear in a monospaced typeface. If I
> used the <UL>, <OL>, <MENU>... lists then I get bullets or numbers in front
> of the lines. If I did something like:

Using the (1.2) Mosaic browser I've been able to do what you want by placing
each line seperately in <ADDRESS> containers.  This happens to take advantage of
how the Mosaic guys choose to display addresses and may not be portable but
until <BR> that provides some solution.  -Bruce