[JDEV] Limitations of XHTML Basic

David Waite dwaite at jabber.com
Fri Apr 6 12:20:20 CDT 2001

If you scroll down that page, you will see text style, font family, etc. being required attributes. Yes, CSS :-)

-David Waite

Jens Alfke wrote:

> On Friday, April 6, 2001, at 09:44 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>      As you can see there is support for <em> instead of the evil <i>,
>      <strong> instead of <b>, etc.
> Yes, although qualified with "this generally means..." and "most clients should recognize this as..." As I recall, there were always differences between how browsers interpreted these. But I suppose if everyone implementing HTML support in Jabber clients is cribbing from this particular document, they'll all interpret these tags the same way :-)
> Bold and italic are nice, but this still leaves open the issue of fonts, point sizes and colors. Otherwise it's a flashback to 1993 and Mosaic 1.0.
> At this point I'm planning to use <em> and <strong> but also use <u> and <font> as necessary. (And I'll parse <b> and <i> if I receive 'em.) Cellphones can just ignore them.
> -Jens

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