Re: Adding new tags (was: Redefining...)

Bert Bos (bert@let.rug.nl)
Mon, 13 Jun 1994 19:28:02 +0200 (METDST)


Message-Id: <9406131728.AA05950@freya.let.rug.nl>
From: Bert Bos <bert@let.rug.nl>
Subject: Re: Adding new tags (was: Redefining...)
To: murray@sco.com (Murray Maloney)
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 1994 19:28:02 +0200 (METDST)
Cc: www-html@www0.cern.ch, bert@let.rug.nl
In-Reply-To:  <9406131309.aa06913@dali.scocan.sco.COM> from "Murray Maloney" at Jun 13, 94 01:09:43 pm

Murray Maloney writes:

 |So, what is the story going to be?  I think that
 |we have to decide and commit right now.  Either
 |we are going to define HTML 2.0 and 3.0 as strictly
 |conforming SGML DTDs and not provide trivial mechanisms
 |for extending the language at the whim of information 
 |providers or browser developers, OR we are going to use
 |SGML as a language of convenience for defining HTML 2.0
 |and 3.0 and then provide simple but effective ways to
 |formalize a mechanism for the extension of the language.

My vote (I thought this was agreed upon a long time ago...):

- Yes, documents in HTML versions >= 2.0 must be fully SGML compliant
- But browsers don't have to validate documents


Bert
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