Re: What about an <INSERT HREF="foo.txt"> tag ?

Christian Taube (
Thu, 13 Jun 1996 11:11:24 +0200 (MET DST)

From: Christian Taube <>
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Subject: Re: What about an <INSERT HREF="foo.txt"> tag ?
To: (James K. Tauber)
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 11:11:24 +0200 (MET DST)
In-Reply-To: <> from "James K. Tauber" at Jun 13, 96 04:51:14 pm

James Tauber wrote:
]	<!ENTITY heading SYSTEM "">
]<TITLE>Test Page</TITLE>
]Once you start getting web browsers with SGML parsers and proper entity 
]management this will be possible.

Yes, this would be a nice thing to see.  But it will be a very
significant departure from a lot of current implementations.

As an aside: I recently edited a hand-crafted HTML document in
Navigator Gold.  Before, its head looked like this:

    <!-- $Id: index.html,v 1.9 1996/05/30 11:59:23 taube Exp $ -->

    <TITLE>My Title</TITLE>
    <BASE HREF="">
    <LINK REV="made" HREF="">

After, it looked like this:

       <title>My Title</title>
    <body text="#000000" bgcolor="#E6E8FA" link="#0000EE" vlink="#551A8B" alink="#FF0000">
       <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Mozilla/2.01Gold (Win32)">
        <center><p><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 3.0//EN//"><!-- $Id: index.html,v 1.9 1996/05/30 11:59:23 taube Exp $ --><BASE HREF=""><LINK REV="made" HREF=""></p></center>

Hmmm, yummy.  Standards can be so very nice to ya, Wilber ... :-)

]Infact, what would be nice is a web browser with an architecture engine 
]that could serve up documents in any DTD conforming to HTML as a 

In the meantime, use SoftQuad's Panorama for SGML via the Web.  There
are some very nice SGML resources at

Panorama's free edition should live somewhere in

Disclaimer: I have no stake at all in SoftQuad, or any other
relation to them, other than that I like Panorama :-).


Christian Taube -- <A HREF=""></A>
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