RE: alternatives to the <font> and other related deprecated HTML tags Stan Rogers 14.Jul.06 11:42 AM a Web browser Domino Server 7.0All Platforms
Actually, Nathan, they'd be in the RNext Beta Forum.
I'm a class man at heart, prefering the least verbose option (including the ability to override/ignore the user's 18-point bold fuchsia Comic Sans at will). I like the sound of the inner span, particularly if we can override/ignore/not generate some part of the outer (user) span, preferably with a broad (design note or database) property setting. That would leave both the max-fidelity option (no override style for the inner span, all user attributes on) and allow clean, mutually-consistent and more compact expression. I guess that means I vote for 2 + 5.
Would it be possible to replace the <b> and <i> tags with <strong> and <em>? Nah -- that's just thinking with my fingers -- the two tagsets don't always correspond.
I'm not too keen on absolute font sizes these days, but if it's just an option it can't hurt anybody, can it? (And non-IE users can override a bad choice anyway.)
Ideally, of course, the as-yet incomplete (or at least unsupported) @UserIntent code would come in very handy here -- you could actually differentiate headings, block quotes, citations and so forth from visually-formatted rich text. I think that'll probably be a post DominoNext enhancement, though.