Re: a good idea

Erik Aronesty (earonesty@montgomery.com)
Sat, 13 Jul 1996 11:52:06 -0700


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From: Erik Aronesty <earonesty@montgomery.com>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: RE: a good idea
Date: Sat, 13 Jul 1996 11:52:06 -0700

I could care less about SGML rules.....

>I LIKE <IMG SRC="x" SRC="y" SRC="n-1" "SRC="n" PICK-SRC=RANDOM>
because nearly ALL existing browsers WORK with it --- which is the
ENTIRE point here.  DTD's or no, its a decent, usable idea.

Maintaining HTML as a subset of SGML is not a goal of the WG charter NOR
is it a goal of W3.  If we head off vendors with ideas that are easy to
implement, parse and author... and ideas that work with existing
browsers..... somebody might listen......(personally I believe the
vendors are listening).

The other goal here is to keep the darn thing Readable to a human.......
(it's bad enough W3 had to go ahead and create whole new C-style syntax
for CSS).

>----------
>From: 	Walter Ian Kaye[SMTP:boo@best.com]
>Sent: 	Saturday, July 13, 1996 4:01 AM
>To: 	www-html@w3.org
>Subject: 	Re: a bad idea (fwd)
>
>At 7:22p -0700 07/12/96, MegaZone wrote:
>>Once upon a time Marc Salomon shaped the electrons to say...
>>>|<IMG SRC="x" SRC="y" SRC="n-1" "SRC="n" PICK=RANDOM>
>>>
>>>SGML won't allow multiple occurances of an attribute in an element.  Sorry.
>>
>>Yeah, that's too bad...
>>
>>How about:
>><IMG SRC="x" PICKLIST="y,n-1,n" PICK=RANDOM>
>
>
>How about...
>
><HEAD>
><META NAME="altgifs" CONTENT="http://foo.com/b.gif
>http://foo.com/c.gif">
></HEAD>
>
><IMG SRC="http://foo.com/a.gif" PICKLIST="altgifs" PICK=RANDOM>
>
>Predefine the lists in the <head>, and reference from the body.
>
>Would this break any SGML rules?
>
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