Subject: HTML3 Message-Id: <MICHAELJ.firstname.lastname@example.org> From: email@example.com (Michael Johnson) To: firstname.lastname@example.org (HTML discussion list) Date: Thu, 01 Dec 94 14:04:45 EST I see that the HTML+ INDEX attribute has gotten dropped. I'd like to see that resurrected as well, with a more concrete definition. The HTML+ spec was unclear on how to handle index terms after the first pair. May I suggest that pairs of index terms always be treated as primary/secondary pairs, so that the syntax of an INDEX attribute would be: INDEX="primary[/[secondary][/primary[/[secondary]...]]]" Where primary and secondary are phrases. For example: INDEX="tags/markup/markup/tags" INDEX="language/generalized markup/generalized markup/language/GML//SGML" These might result in index terms that look like these: markup tags . . . tags markup and generalized markup language GML . . . language generalized markup . . . SGML As with the HTML+ spec, the INDEX attribute would be used by an index-building program (which could be a module of a browser) to build an index for one or more HTML documents. Michael Johnson Relay Technology, Inc.