Re: Microsoft Internet Explorer DTD

Daniel W. Connolly (connolly@beach.w3.org)
Thu, 14 Mar 1996 02:54:27 -0500


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To: "'HTML Discussion Group (external)'" <www-html@w3.org>
Cc: "Chris Wilson (PSD)" <cwilso@microsoft.com>
Subject: Re: Microsoft Internet Explorer DTD 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Fri, 08 Mar 1996 09:46:24 PST."
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Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 02:54:27 -0500
From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org>

In message <c=US%a=_%p=msft%l=RED-76-MSG-960308174624Z-345@red-05-imc.itg.micro
soft.com>, "Chris Wilson (PSD)" writes:

>>The DTD attempts to define,  first of all, HTML that works with
>>Internet Explorer. That is, if your HTML document parses according to
>>this DTD, it should be parsed correctly by Internet Explorer 2.0.
>>
>>Moreover, the DTD describes the "intentions" of Internet Explorer.
>>Although it's possible for a number of reasons to write HTML that will
>>display correctly in Internet Explorer that does not conform to this
>>DTD, we recommend that HTML documents created for use with IE do follow
>>
>>the grammar defined in the DTD in order to allow for more predictable
>results as both HTML and Internet Explorer continue to evolve.  We
>fully intend to continue updating this DTD as this evolution takes
>>place.

Excellent!

OK: all you folks who told me that H*** would freeze over before vendors
issued SGML DTDs as documentation,

	I TOLD YOU SO.

And to all the folks that fought the good fight with me, aren't you glad
you did?

Dan