Re: HTML Codes - Is There Perhaps An RFC For These

Paul Grosso (pbg@texcel.no)
Thu, 16 Mar 95 12:25:04 GMT


Date: Thu, 16 Mar 95 12:25:04 GMT
From: pbg@texcel.no (Paul Grosso)
Message-Id: <9503161225.AA14436@texcel.no.texcel.no>
To: www-html@www10.w3.org, connolly@w3.org, fielding@ics.uci.edu
Subject: Re: HTML Codes - Is There Perhaps An RFC For These

> From: connolly@w3.org (Dan Connolly)
> 
> For 2.0, see there is a current draft, which is in the final
> stages of becoming a standards track RFC. See:
> 
>         "IETF - HyperText Markup Language (HTML) Working Group"
>         ftp://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/html/index.html
> or
>         http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/html/index.html

Roy, Dan et al.,

Sorry if this has been discussed and I missed it, but I just
double-checked the above reference for references to HTML 
Formal Public Identifiers (FPIs) and found a discrepancy.

While the above index.html doc starts with:

	<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">

it also references:

  <A HREF="draft-ietf-html-spec-01.txt.gz">Text (gzip'd) version</A>.

which says things like:

      should start with the prologue:

      <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML//EN//2.0">

and:

        -- Ways to refer to Level 2: most general to most specific --
PUBLIC  "-//IETF//DTD HTML//EN"                 html.dtd
PUBLIC  "-//IETF//DTD HTML//EN//2.0"            html.dtd
PUBLIC  "-//IETF//DTD HTML Level 2//EN"         html.dtd
PUBLIC  "-//IETF//DTD HTML Level 2//EN//2.0"    html.dtd

        -- Ways to refer to Level 1: most general to most specific --
PUBLIC  "-//IETF//DTD HTML Level 1//EN"         html-1.dtd
PUBLIC  "-//IETF//DTD HTML Level 1//EN//2.0"    html-1.dtd

        -- Ways to refer to Level 0: most general to most specific --
PUBLIC  "-//IETF//DTD HTML Level 0//EN"         html-0.dtd
PUBLIC  "-//IETF//DTD HTML Level 0//EN//2.0"    html-0.dtd

although it does say in the included DTD:

<!ENTITY % HTML.Version
        "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN"

        -- Typical usage:

            <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML//EN">
            <html>
            ...
            </html>
        --
        > 
and:

<!ENTITY % HTML.Version
        "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0 Level 0//EN"
        -- public identifier for "minimal conformance" version             --

        -- Typical usage:

            <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC
                "-//IETF//DTD HTML Level 0//EN">
            <html>
            ...
            </html>
        --
        > 

etc.

Does the draft text need to be updated to agree with the FPIs
suggested by the DTD or am I missing a later version of the draft?

paul


Paul Grosso
VP Research, ArborText, Inc.
  and
Chief Technical Officer, SGML Open

Email: paul@arbortext.com  or  pbg@texcel.no