Subject: Re: becoming a better programmer
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 17 Sep 2002 14:08:20 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Paolo Amoroso
| Suppose the <H1>, <H2>,... <H6> HTML tags had been used for what they were
| intended. It would have been trivial for search engines to generate useful
| outlines of indexed documents.

  If the CSS had been available from the start, things could have developed
  that way.  It is, however, far better design not to use explicit levels but
  rather nesting constructs.  The fact that these headings do not nest but
  sort of "float" in the overall body may have been a good idea to some people
  at some time, but it is generally only a recipe for abuse, which is also the
  development we have seen.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.