Re: SRC attribute for HR/UL/DIR/MENU?

Arnoud (galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl)
Mon, 17 Jun 1996 17:23:14 +0200


From: galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: SRC attribute for HR/UL/DIR/MENU?
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 1996 17:23:14 +0200
Message-Id: <ihXxx4uYORpG089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>

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In article <31C5235D.2143A93@sse.tottori-u.ac.jp>,
Ka-Ping Yee <s-ping@orange.cv.tottori-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> Sure.  Well then we might as well throw out stylesheets, trash
> content negotiation, forget about accessibility, and standardize
> the meteor-shower animation in an RFC.  While we're at it, we had
> better change the SGML specification so it matches Netscape's
> comment and attribute parsing.

Again, the idea is that HTML 3.2 *describes current practice* rather
than sets new standards. New proposed tags will be in Cougar, HTML
3.5 if I understand it correctly.

> I do not accept the statement "Current practice == Netscape 2.x
> (more or less)".  It is akin to saying "all humans speak English
> (more or less)".

I cannot figure out the exact definition of "current practice" but
apparently it is not "at least one browser supports it", as Lynx
2.5 supports <UL PLAIN>.

Galactus

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