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Subject: Re: Formatting Objects considered harmful
From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 14:03:45 +0200 (MET DST)

Guy_Murphy wrote:

 > To my mind the author is propegating a dangerous misconception of his own.
 > 
 > He is confusig data semantics with formatting semantics, The example he
 > gives is a very bad one... H1 may say a lot in terms of data semantic
 > (outside the HTML world even this is highly questionable, but I'll let that
 > dog sleep), but it says zero in terms of formatting semantic. What does H1
 > bring to formatting?

Nothing, I agree with you that HTML doesn't describe formatting --
that's why CSS was developed. What part of the paper [1] made you
think otherwise?

[1] http://www.operasoftware.com/people/howcome/1999/foch.html

-h&kon

Håkon Wium Lie             http://www.operasoftware.com/people/howcome
howcome@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx                      simply a better browser



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