Re: HTML 3 DTD? [was: frames ]

Abigail (
Fri, 15 Dec 1995 06:00:05 +0100 (MET)

From: Abigail <>
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Subject: Re: HTML 3 DTD? [was: frames ]
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 1995 06:00:05 +0100 (MET)
In-Reply-To: <> from "Daniel W. Connolly" at Dec 14, 95 10:53:09 pm

Daniel W. Connolly wrote:

[ Example using Netscapisms and a <!doctype> deleted  ]

++ I'm curious about what folks mean by:
++ 	"-//IETF//DTD HTML 3.0//EN"
++ As far as I know, there's no HTML 3.0 DTD that the IETF owns.  In

Hmm, I have sgmls installed on my system, and that uses a catalog file,
which contains, among others, the line:
        -- $Id: catalog,v 1.1 1994/10/07 21:35:07 connolly Exp $ --

It also lists "-//IETF//DTD HTML 3.0//EN" as the most general way to
refer to level 3 html. The only reason I include "-//IETF//DTD HTML 3.0//EN"
or "-//IETF//DTD HTML Strict//EN//3.0" is to validate my documents with

Now, I do not know whether IETF owns an HTML 3.0 DTD, but if 
"-//IETF//DTD HTML 3.0//EN" is not a correct way to refer to that DTD,
then why is it listed in the sgmls catalogue file?