Re: deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar -Reply -Reply

Dave Raggett (dsr@w3.org)
Wed, 07 Aug 1996 18:21:19 -0400


Message-Id: <199608072221.AA038716479@w3.org>
To: "Scott E. Preece" <preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
Cc: mwexler@mv.us.adobe.com, www-style@w3.org, www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar -Reply -Reply 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Wed, 07 Aug 1996 09:00:29 EDT."
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Date: Wed, 07 Aug 1996 18:21:19 -0400
From: "Dave Raggett" <dsr@w3.org>


> I basically agree with your other points - semantic information is
> better carried by elements than classes (since that allows validation
> against a DTD) and the right way for this to evolve is via browsers that
> actually support SGML and arbitrary DTDs.

You may care to look back at my HTML+ proposal from 1993 which made
provision for author extensions to the DTD for phrase markup using
hooks in the DTD and the document type subset. HTML+ also allowed
you to specify the rendering for such tags, but this is better
handled via style sheets. Perhaps I should put a hook into Cougar
for such tags. For the current state of the Cougar spec see:

        http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/MarkUp/Cougar/HTML.dtd

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