Re: HTML 3 DTD? [was: frames ]

Daniel W. Connolly (connolly@beach.w3.org)
Fri, 15 Dec 1995 00:37:52 -0500


Message-Id: <199512150537.AAA04555@beach.w3.org>
To: Abigail <abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML 3 DTD? [was: frames ] 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Fri, 15 Dec 1995 06:00:05 +0100."
             <199512150500.GAA17382@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl> 
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 1995 00:37:52 -0500
From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org>

In message <199512150500.GAA17382@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>, Abigail writes:
>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.
...
>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?

I just checked, and my v1.1 catalog file has no HTML 3.0 entry. Somebody
has edited that file since I released it. Here's the md5 sum of my 1.1 catalog:

connolly@beach ../html-spec[641] cvs update -p -r1.1 catalog | md5sum
===================================================================
Checking out catalog
RCS:  /afs/w3.org/hypertext/WWW/MarkUp/Repository/html-spec/catalog,v
VERS: 1.1
***************
51e8e53e108e3cfad03d209e4358b81a  -


Dan