Why should we invent new HTML tags when the ones we have are perfectly fine? Having to type a closing
CODE tag is hardly an imposition imposed upon members of the monastery.
Could you please be scientific
and empirical about this issue? The terms
"perfectly fine" and "hardly an imposition" are vague,
qualititative and unsubstantiated.
However, just in case you missed the empirical data and just
in case you are amenable to seeing the benefits of such a
tag, I re-articulate:
A short, stand-alone code tag (proposal: the letter C,
will require 3 key strokes. The current code tag requires
13. This means for every code tag used on this site, 4 times
more characters are being typed. There probably 3000
code tags on this site. That means 12000 times too much disk
space has been used AND it also means 12000 times too much
time has been used typing the strokes.
I estimate 30,000 more code tags by the end of December.
How much more time and disk space should be eaten up by this
Matter of fact, you probably
spent more time typing this post and your reply than it took you to type </CODE> for all your posts in the
You are right, the planning and deliberation of the
issue has taken some time, but the time and space gains
in the long run will prove worth it.
Is there a formal means of bringing something to a vote?
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