Date: Sun, 7 Aug 1994 00:18-0400 From: John C. Mallery <JCMa@wilson.ai.mit.edu> Subject: HTML2: No Plain List of Items in Spec, implications for HTML3 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-Id: <19940807041808.1.JCMA@JEFFERSON.AI.MIT.EDU> 1. There is no way in the HTML2 spec to have a plain list of items, which is essentially <UL> minus the <LI>'s that would yeild bullets. So, what about inserting some tag, e.g. PLAIN? 2. For my taste, HTML3 should not have n different enumeration markup tags. It should have one that is parameterized for the different behavior. 3. In general, there is considerable room for reducing the size of primary HTML tags by implementing general concepts with parameters. Better abstraction will compress the language and this will be an important way to add more features while keeping the language small. It will also make evolution easier and learning simpler.