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Re: HTML APIs

From: Mike Champion <mcc@arbortext.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 15:40:44 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19981230154044.00bf3100@pophost.arbortext.com>
To: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>, www-dom@w3.org
At 01:45 PM 12/30/98 -0500, John Cowan wrote:
>There is no such thing as an HTML document without an HTML element.
>HTML, like HEAD and BODY and a few other elements, allows omission of
>both the start-tag and the end-tag.  So a (minimal) HTML document:
>
>	<TITLE>Foo</TITLE>Bar


Paste the above into a file and bring it up in Netscape. No complaints.  

This is certainly not valid HTML 4.0 (or any other version of the standard
I can imagine), but it is "HTML-ish" in the sense that it looks enough like
HTML for the browsers to make sense out of it, and thus (I'm sad to say)
for many, many people to happily write documents in "HTML-ish" and put them
out on the Web.

Mike Champion
Received on Wednesday, 30 December 1998 15:41:19 GMT

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