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HTML 4.01 Specification documentation

From: Tim Seifert <Tim_Seifert@picknowl.com.au>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 22:27:32 +1030
Message-ID: <1596020501.20020205222732@picknowl.com.au>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org

I thought you may wish to know something about the downloadable version of
the HTML 4.01 specification (HTML documents in a ZIP archive):

I was wondering why it took my browser so long to render the pages (long
enough that I favoured using the 4.0 docs, instead), and I had a look at
the headers, today.

Many of the pages refer to two style sheets, a local one and an internet
one.  I'm not so sure that's useful, for a local document; it was
certainly a hindrance for me.

e.g. From the "cover.html" page:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html lang="en">
<!-- $Id: cover.src,v 1.117 1999/12/24 21:49:36 ijacobs Exp $ -->
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<title>HTML 4.01 Specification</title>
<!-- Changed by: Ian B. Jacobs,  6-Dec-1998 -->
<link rel="next" href="about.html">
<link rel="contents" href="cover.html#minitoc">
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.w3.org/StyleSheets/TR/W3C-REC">
<link rel="STYLESHEET" href="style/default.css" type="text/css">

The local style doesn't match the one on the web, either.


(Modbury, near Adelaide, South Australia)
Received on Tuesday, 5 February 2002 06:57:46 UTC

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