HTML3 DTD

Michael Johnson (michaelj@relay.relay.com)
Wed, 30 Nov 94 12:39:49 EST


Subject: HTML3 DTD
Message-Id: <MICHAELJ.941130123949@relay.relay.com>
From: michaelj@relay.relay.com (Michael Johnson)
To: www-html@www0.cern.ch (HTML discussion list)
Date:    Wed, 30 Nov 94 12:39:49 EST

In reading through the HTML3 DTD, I note that some of the elements that were
in HTML+ have been omitted from the draft HTML3 specification. The ones
that are missing are:

    ABSTRACT
    ADDED
    ARG
    BYLINE
    CHANGED
    CMD
    FOOTNOTE
    IMAGE
    L
    LIT
    MARGIN
    ONLINE
    PRINTED
    QUOTE
    REMOVED
    RENDER

Some of these (IMAGE, L, LIT) can be considered redundant, and some may be
of dubious utility (such as RENDER, QUOTE) but others I think are quite useful
and do not add unacceptably to the complexity of HTML. The ones that I most
want to see resurrected in HTML3 are:

    ABSTRACT
    ADDED
    ARG
    BYLINE
    CHANGED
    CMD
    FOOTNOTE
    REMOVED

If I had to choose one of these to make the cut, it would be FOOTNOTE, with
CHANGED a close second. MARGIN is redundant if FOOTNOTE is retained.

ONLINE and PRINTED might be nice, but their absence would not break my heart.

Michael Johnson
Relay Technology, Inc.