Re: Idea for adding to HTML

Benjamin C. W. Sittler (bsittler@mailhost.nmt.edu)
Mon, 18 Mar 1996 20:33:35 -0700 (MST)


Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 20:33:35 -0700 (MST)
From: "Benjamin C. W. Sittler" <bsittler@mailhost.nmt.edu>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Idea for adding to HTML
In-Reply-To: <Pine.OSF.3.91.960318130000.29041D-100000@homer.louisville.edu>
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960318201621.16090A-100000@rust>

Perhaps instead of adding a new tag to HTML, we could use an existing 
(i.e. already proposed) tag like INSERT. [1] Then the only job that 
remains is to convince browser manufacturers to support it. One could 
even overload the existing IMG tag for inline HTML objects -- it may 
be that that is the sanest way to do it.

Remember, every tag we add to HTML takes it one more step away from 
standardization. Is that what we really want?

[1] HTML3 Linking and Embedding Model
    http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-insert.html

Benjamin C. W. Sittler