Various HTML issues

Subject: Various HTML issues
From: David Blyth <dblyth -at- QUALCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 13:08:03 -0700

Gary Merill says....

>You can force *vertical* space, but not *horizontal* space. Just one
>example of poor language design.

I agree that HTML is poorly designed, but you CAN force horizontal space
by using <TABLE>. What you can't do is control the AMOUNT of horizontal
space you're forcing. HTML 3.0 tries to correct this by introducing <TAB>.

>HTML does well with respect to the purpose for which it was originally
>designed. But people want to take it *way* beyond that original purpose,

Oh yea. Sure. Wanting a centered heading is WAY past the original
purpose of HTML 1.0. Why would anyone want something that sophisticated?

[To all humor impaired people: The previous paragraph is called "sarcasm".
Please note that a ;) is so included.]

>and it (neither HTML 2.? nor HTML 3.0 nor Netscape) can support what is

If the language can't support what is desired, then the language should
be iterated until it does. Customers should get what they want.

David (The Man)
Technical Writer

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