Bonjour Michel --

>> I hope that only
>> those who never used \noindent or \medskip in an article to tune the
>> aspect of the output, instead of modifying the class of their
>> document (or the DTD for SGML addicts) will throw me some electronic
>> stones at the head :-)

Yes, I use \noindent occasionally (never \medskip), but I use it
at the _very last stage_ of processing, just before generating CRC.
I wouldn't dream of using anything so primitive during the creation
of a document.  So I side with SPQR here -- watch out for flying stones!

** Phil.