Re: HTML 3.2

Gregory J. Woodhouse (gjw@wnetc.com)
Wed, 8 May 1996 10:37:17 -0700 (PDT)


Date: Wed, 8 May 1996 10:37:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Gregory J. Woodhouse" <gjw@wnetc.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML 3.2 
In-Reply-To: <199605081656.MAA20944@itrc.uwaterloo.ca>
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.93.960508102305.26636B-100000@shellx.best.com>

I'm beginning to wonder if I'm not the only person that thinks HTML 3.2 is
a good thing. True, it codifies a large subset of existing practice, and I
believe many of the objections to existing practice to be sound, and I do
look forward to the next HTML revision. But, we need to be honest with
ourselves and admit that no one is going to move to the HTML we want if
there is no upgrade path. HTML 3.2 fills a desperate need: it provides a
framework which will allow smooth transition from existing infrastructure
to future versions of HTML. I believe we will find vendors to be much more
friendly to the HTML standards effort in a less adversarial and more
cooperative environment.
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