On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 02:06:15AM -0600, Nathan C Summers wrote:

> We can also use XML for its original purpose -- a markup language.  Even
> just adding an emphasis tag can allow tip writers to be <em>much</em> more
> expressive.

That's an abuse of a tag. <em> is a stylistic tag from the HTML days,
with XML text should be marked like: <markup>&lt;em</markup> is a stylistic
tag. The actual rendering is up to the stylesheets or preferences of the
user/developer. But yes: In theory you're right. 

> But I was thinking of adding the ability to have small graphics in the tip
> of the day.  Am I the only one that finds it odd that GIMP is an <em>image
> manipulation</em> program, yet the tips are all in text?  Even the
> database visualization app I worked on over the summer could embed small
> graphics in the tip of the day, although in that app it was used mostly to
> display which button does which thing.

No, I think the tips should be kept rather simple. But what I can imagine
is a link to the correct sections in the manual to look up more information
on the tip.

--
Servus,
       Daniel 
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