<insert> and external entity references (fwd)

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Tue, 19 Mar 1996 20:23:41 -0800 (PST)


From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
Message-Id: <199603200423.UAA21911@server.livingston.com>
Subject: <insert> and external entity references (fwd)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 20:23:41 -0800 (PST)

Once upon a time Benjamin C. W. Sittler shaped the electrons to say...
>A style and semantics language like dsssl could solve this, at least for 
>a known DTD. Each DTD can refer to a dsssl program which renders it.

Something else that has never been answered in any satisfactory manner - 

An author uses "HTML 3", Netscape, M$IE, and Bob's Browser markup tags in
their documents.  None is a superset of all of the others.

What is the DTD?

And "Well the user shouldn't do that" is a bullshit answer, because in the
real world this *is* the case a great deal of the time.

Good browsers deal with this fine - they just don't use tags that they
don't understand.  And that is most browsers I've ever used.  No need for
a DTD.

A pure SGML browser would choke on this with no DTD to follow.

-MZ
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