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Old 05-21-2012, 01:15 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Joseph Picard View Post
Yup, after reading up on what it did, I went with em. Logical stuff you can do with css... a lot of them are the kinds of things that make you wonder why it wasn't an original part of html. Of course, I suppose they couldn't have known all the applications it would gain over the years..
Original HTML was designed to present the information and allow the user to control the formatting of the data. Today that has changed a lot and now the author thinks they know better than the reader how things should look. Some pages even force you to set the page width to match their idea or you can't view the entire page. They even suppress scroll bars. The entire philosophy has changed since the beginning and not necessarily improved. However, having said that eBooks are different than Web pages so they should have different requirements.

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