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

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Mon, 29 Jul 1996 20:29:33 -0700 (PDT)

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Subject: Re: Cougar DTD: Do not use CDATA declared content for SCRIPT (fwd)
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 20:29:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: MegaZone <>

Once upon a time Walter Ian Kaye shaped the electrons to say...
>If I edit an HTML document, I want to edit HTML. If I edit a JavaScript,
>that is an entirely different animal and I want it in an entirely different

I'm the opposite way, I pefer having them both in the same file where I
can code the script and the calling functions.  I have no problem dealing
with the 2 in one document.

>I also hate the idea of inline style markup -- I would MUCH prefer that
>a STYLE= attribute take *only* stylenames defined in the head or in an
>external stylesheet.

I'l likely to inline many of them, same reason.

>Why? Because I do all my HTML editing by hand in a text editor, and so
>anything which will clutter my HTML code is A Bad Thing. Look at the source

So do I - emacs is my #1 tool.  We just have different mental styles when
it comes to writing, I find it infinitely more annoying to have to deal with
multiple files.

>of my <> page, and
>you will see why HTML code needs to become uncluttered! I did that page in
>the only currently possible way, and the code is awful. A better, cleaner
>way is needed! Gotta eliminate clutter from HTML. Please.

Clutter doesn't bug me in the least, I can look at a document that is one
long line (no returns) code and all, and see what it is doing.  I'm one of
those annoying people who tends to write long blocks of uncommented C code.

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