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

Walter Ian Kaye (
Thu, 25 Jul 1996 09:21:09 -0700

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Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 09:21:09 -0700
From: Walter Ian Kaye <>
Subject: Re: Cougar DTD: Do not use CDATA declared content for SCRIPT

At 11:10a -0400 07/25/96, Paul Prescod wrote:
>At 08:25 PM 7/24/96 +0200, Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet wrote:
>>In article <>,
>>The problem with just throwing it out of the window is that we'll
>>"meet resistance from the browser vendors", as Dan put it some time
>>ago (during the <UL SRC> debate).
>My understanding was that Wilbur was "current practice" and Cougar was "cool
>features and recommended practice for the next little while". As such, I
>think we should be seriously thinking about whether we want inline scripting
>at all. Netscape can do what they want, and authors will always have the
>right to follow them, but we don't have to support bad ideas.
>On the other hand, Netscape is a powerful member of W3C and I am not, so I'm
>probably whistling in the wind...

Actually, I first heard about the ability to store javascripts in external
files via Netscape's own pages. They even tell you what file extension (.js)
and mime type (I forget!) are for JavaScript files. I don't remember the
URL, but it's there somewhere.

    Walter Ian Kaye <>     Programmer - Excel, AppleScript,
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