979RE: [NH] XHML and all that
- Oct 10, 2000Hi Grant,
>> I prefer to wait on the new software and then when they createI'm saying that I'll wait until I absolutely have to before I go
>> the latest and greatest HTML for it and they get all the kinks
>> worked out - change all my code then.
>I'm sure what you are trying to say here but.
changing 1000s of web pages, because I suspect there will be many
more changes before that time comes.
>Documents marked up in html3.2 have limitedYes, but for us simpleminded folk, we don't need all that extra
>functionality...formatting, hyperlinks and image insertion etc.
>Documents marked up in html 4 have more functionality...better
>formatting via css, accessibility concerns addressed, clearly
>defined rules for element inclusion via dtds so avoiding
>propriety elements etc.
stuff. I build very basic web pages because that is all I need.
>If you learn to construct html as a bunch of formatting hacks.And I still say that is what it is for, to indent. I will agree
>"table" as formatting layout mechanisms, "blockquote" as a
>formatting hack mechanism to indent text then the syntactic
>meaning of "table" or "blockquote" is lost. The meaning is lost
>to such an extent as I have heard Jody a say about using
>blockquote to indent text .. "that's what I thought it was for"
that it is to be used by those of you who go by the book as only
to set off a quoted paragraph, but if I want to use it for
indenting on both sides I really do not care what the book says.
<g> I understand there are a number of web pro's like you that
have to have it done the way it is written and more power to
you!!! However, if I am pleased with a "hack" job in the eyes of
the pro's that is my business. I'm sorry if you look at my code
sometime and puke. <bg>
I do appreciate your input and perhaps someday you will convert
me, but now, I am simply a hobbyist HTMLer that wants to get his
pages up as fast and easy as possible making them somewhat
presentable. I am only presenting the way I think about it - not
the way it should be done.
Stevie's HTMLib (my emphasis):
"The BLOCKQUOTE element is used to contain text quoted from
A typical rendering would be a slight extra **_left and right
indent_**, and/or italic font. The BLOCKQUOTE element causes a
paragraph break, and typically provides space above and below the
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