[linux-elitists] HTML in e-mail
Fri Aug 22 11:24:40 PDT 2003
begin M. Drew Streib quotation:
> >  Yes, HTML is supposed to be structural markup -- but its use in
> > email is *never* for structure, and *always* for presentation.
> Actually, I'm not sure HTML is supposed to be for markup. Nobody
> on this list will argue that HTML is a markup language. It is rather
> a presentation language. If someone argues otherwise, I'll think less
> of them. (not that they care)
So HTML included a bunch of presentation tags at the outset,
and that kind of doomed it. the W3C kept yelling at people "no, no,
use <em> instead of <i> and stop using <br>!", but it didn't do any
good. They even had good tags like <cite> and such.
Nowadays they're working on shoving all the presentation crap
into stylesheets, so that you do nothing but <span
class="bibliography"> and <div class="emad">.
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