Which DTD does Arena use?

Drazen Kacar (dave@fly.cc.fer.hr)
Fri, 1 Mar 1996 16:56:41 +0100 (MET)

From: Drazen Kacar <dave@fly.cc.fer.hr>
Message-Id: <199603011556.QAA27901@fly.cc.fer.hr>
Subject: Which DTD does Arena use?
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 1996 16:56:41 +0100 (MET)

There's HTML 3.0 DTD on w3.org (I know, it's expired) that says:

<!ELEMENT DL    - -  (LH?, (DT|DD)+) -- this is perhaps too lax? -->

And if I write something like:

   <dd>in the way
   <dd>she moves

HTML syntax checkers have nothing against it. However, Arena (beta-2e) smiles
and says: "Bad HTML!" But Arena is quite happy with this:

   <dd>in the way
   <dt><dd>she knows

One term can have several definitions and I don't see why it would be
necessary to specify definition term before each definition. Especially if
the definition term can be an empty element.

I'd suggest something like this:

<!ELEMENT DL    - -  (LH?, (DT, DD+)+) -- not too lax? -->

Don't panic... This is my first SGML statement. :)

And where is the new DTD? If it doesn't exist, am I to expect merging
between Nutscape Inc. & W3C? Methods are the same... :)