ReComments on Cougar DTD:

Dave Raggett (
Fri, 19 Jul 1996 11:26:30 +0200

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Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 11:26:30 +0200
From: Dave Raggett <>
To: "Marcus E. Hennecke" <>
Subject: ReComments on Cougar DTD: 

>  SRC attribute for lists. Ok, this has generated long discussions on
   this list before. Back then it was about getting it into Wilbur.
   However, Wilbur was only supposed to document *current* practice.
   So now in Cougar, we should get the SRC attribute in.

>  TYPE=PLAIN for UL. If we had
        <!ENTITY % ULStyle "plain|disc|square|circle">
   we could write <UL PLAIN>, common practice among certain browsers
   for some time now.

>  CONTINUE attribute for OL. To allow for lists that are interrupted
   by other block elements.

>  CLEAR attributes for all block elements
Dan Connolly and I have discussed this with vendors and without
naming people, we met with resistance to adding the proposed changes
to HTML.  An easier and perhaps better route for such presentation
features will be via style sheets.
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