tags without sematics

Hakon Lie (Hakon.Lie@sophia.inria.fr)
Thu, 6 Jul 1995 18:23:36 +0200

Paul Prescod writes:

> If the Economist needs those first three words bolded so desperately it should
> encourage browser writers to support DSSSL. DSSSL has a full programming
> language built in. It can easily find the first three words of a
> paragraph and bold them.

The Economist was used as an example beacuse it employs some common
typographic tricks (e.g. dropdown initials and small-caps) and is
widely available. If you pick up a copy, you will see that the number
of cap'ed (not bold) words vary from article to article. Perhaps you
can find some heuristic DSSSL-codable algorithm for this, but I think
a <C> tag is a more elegant solution.



Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France