Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 17:00:25 -0600 From: 869683 Gillespie Brandon James <email@example.com> Message-Id: <9510222300.AA03695@paradise.declab.usu.edu> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Interactive HTML I'm involved with a group who is writing up interactive html clients and servers (best example is a virtual environment system (mud)). Right now there is a big push to simply "add more tags" because they would like to distinguish certain 'actions' from other hypertextual markup. Since the use of html is not necessarly correct, since the base stream isn't hyper- textual (i.e. you click on something and it will generally spawn a new window). First, I'll define an action as something such as pushing a button, or walking through a doorway. Right now people want to do: <a action=....>..</a> Which grates on me personally :) I'm trying to convince them that sticking closer to the standard is best, but I cannot find a usable tag which would work for defining this anchor as being of a different type or class. I have not read SGML specs, so I'm unsure as to what the CLASS attribute represents, but what I feel would be best is something like: <a href="..." type=action>Push the Button</a> Actions of this sort will happen no matter what, what I'm asking is what syntax is most preferable? I considered rel=... but that didn't seem correct. Also, I left out the href=... part because its using its own protocol, based of HTTP-NG (since HTTP-NG seems to have died). More specs on this are at http://cold.org:8080/VEIL.html (for those curious enough). I appreciate your time. -Brandon Gillespie- (BTW, if it comes down to it, i'd prefer to use an existing invalid extension, at least that is not adding to the decay--so suggestions in those directions are also appreciated).