Re: HTML 3.2

Fisher Mark (FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com)
Thu, 09 May 96 14:03:00 PDT


From: Fisher Mark <FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com>
To: www-html <www-html@www10.w3.org>
Subject: Re: HTML 3.2
Date: Thu, 09 May 96 14:03:00 PDT
Message-Id: <31925DCE@MSMAIL.INDY.TCE.COM>


MegaZone writes in <199605090712.AAA27102@server.livingston.com>:
>And using '3.2' helps put the nail in the coffin of the long defunct 3.0
>proposal.  3.0 had some good stuff - it also had some poorly thought out
>schemes, and it was unweildy.  3.2 covers bits of 3.0 that are in use,
>and provides an easy point to work from in introducing more.

Although HTML 3.2 has only a subset of what was in HTML 3.0, the subset is 
very useful.  HTML 3.2 gives a good starting point for adding needed 
features to HTML.  I am afraid that HTML 3.0 may have been a example of Fred 
Brook's "Second System Syndrome" -- it was too big a bite to be eaten all at 
once.  W3C and the members of this mailing list should be able now to move 
forward on HTML enhancements in more digestible (and chewable :)) pieces.
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Mark Leighton Fisher                   Thomson Consumer Electronics
fisherm@indy.tce.com                   Indianapolis, IN