Date: Tue, 31 May 1994 14:28:10 +0500 From: email@example.com (Gavin Nicol) Message-Id: <9405311828.AA04456@ebt-inc.ebt.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> (firstname.lastname@example.org) Subject: Re: Style Sheets for HTML >> I would like to see HTML+ as the common thread, where is all else >> fails, every server, and every client should understand it, but I >> would also like it to be possible to have clients and servers who are >> aware of more than one DTD, and more than one stylesheet. > >Yeah. Yeah Yeah. Emphatic agreement? >But having got a rich enough set for simple use (many of the people much of the >time), perhaps we should stop there. Attempting to make a DTD that is all things >to all people would be futile - have you seen a publishers DTD, for example? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I have, I have. Most are not beautiful, to say the least :-( > >On the other hand if you could put up arbitrary SGML, with a link to the DTD and >the style sheet in the header, and if a browser (using the distributed flock of >cooperating services model) hauls in an SGML parser to deal with it, that would >be good. > >HTML+ then would become a lingua franca, efficient because you don't need to >send over the DTD, while richer DTDs could be used for documents where you do >need the structure to be kept intact. It must have been emphatic agreement, because these few paragraphs contain the core of one of my ideas. :-) This must happen sooner or later, let's make it sooner.