Why don't doctors use HTML?

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 09 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:287
  1. Emma Stapleton, clinical research fellow, department of otolaryngology, University of Edinburgh
  1. emmastapleton{at}

    As a regular browser of the BMJ's online Rapid Responses, I've noticed that most contributors don't format their entries in HTML (hypertext markup language). Perhaps they don't know basic HTML code, or they just don't bother to use it. Either way, it's a great shame because HTML is extremely easy to learn and use, and formatted letters are a lot more aesthetically pleasing and therefore …

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