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

Arnoud (
Thu, 25 Jul 1996 20:14:14 +0200

From: (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
Subject: Re: Cougar DTD: Do not use CDATA declared content for SCRIPT
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 20:14:14 +0200
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In article <>,
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.

Sure, but if Wilbur specifies SCRIPT as it does now, with CDATA as
contents, then changing it so drastically to <SCRIPT SRC> without
contents might be a bit too much. I suspect there'll be a lot of time
between Wilbur and Cougar, so by the time Cougar becomes spec there
will be a LOT of pages with the SCRIPT as specified in Wilbur.

Perhaps we should just drop or deprecate SCRIPT, and invent a new tag
for this? That was done with IMG too back when HTML 3.0 was proposed -
the FIG tag.


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