Re: Cougar DTD: Do not use CDATA declared content for SCRIPT

Fisher Mark (FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com)
Wed, 24 Jul 96 13:10:00 PDT


From: Fisher Mark <FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com>
To: www-html <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Cougar DTD: Do not use CDATA declared content for SCRIPT
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 96 13:10:00 PDT
Message-ID: <31F683B5@MSMAIL.INDY.TCE.COM>


Ka-Ping Yee writes in <31F60F07.7566@aw.sgi.com>:
>Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet wrote:
>> Current browsers don't use SGML parsers, and even if we could
>> get NS & MS to implement those in their next versions, all the
>> old browsers would greatly barf on this.
>
>Too bad.  The fact that it was done wrong does not imply that we
>shouldn't correct this mistake, and correct it as fast as possible.

Definitely.  If an author is using scripts to provide interaction (as 
opposed to presentational enhancement), the older browsers won't work with 
the author's documents anyway.   We really should get this right, and get it 
right now rather than later.
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Mark Leighton Fisher                   Thomson Consumer Electronics
fisherm@indy.tce.com                   Indianapolis, IN