Re: RE two PREs

Dave_Raggett (
Fri, 25 Jun 93 11:45:50 BST


Following Marc Andreessen's lead, I have added some rendering hints
to the P tag, along with two new tags: BR (line break) and SP (unbreakable
space). These will give you the control you need, e.g.

National Center for Supercomputing Applications<BR>
405 E. Springfield Avenue<BR>
Champaign, Illinois 61820<BR>

National Center for Supercomputing Applications
405 E. Springfield Avenue
Champaign, Illinois 61820

The EMPH tag has been likewise extended to include rendering hints:

<!ELEMENT EMPH - - (%text;)*>
type CDATA #IMPLIED -- logical category e.g. CITE --
b (b) #IMPLIED -- render in bold font --
i (i) #IMPLIED -- render in italic font --
u (u) #IMPLIED -- underline text --
tt (tt) #IMPLIED -- render in typewriter font --
vp (vp) #IMPLIED -- render in variable pitch font --
sup (sup) #IMPLIED -- superscript --
sub (sub) #IMPLIED -- subscript --
index CDATA #IMPLIED -- entries for index compilation -->

This allows you to switch fonts by <EMPH VP>variable pitch</EMPH>, even
within PRE elements.

My real concern now is the bias to West European languages. Latin-1 is
inadequate for other areas of the world. Unicode (16 bit fonts) helps
but doesn't address non-extant languages such as old english.


Dave Raggett