Re: what *I* would do with Wilbur.

Scott E. Preece (preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com)
Thu, 9 May 1996 16:57:57 -0500


Date: Thu, 9 May 1996 16:57:57 -0500
From: preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com (Scott E. Preece)
Message-Id: <199605092157.QAA13238@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
To: CTaylor@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: Charles Peyton Taylor's message of Thu, 09 May 1996 12:09:29 -0800
Subject: Re: what *I* would do with Wilbur.

From: Charles Peyton Taylor <CTaylor@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil>
| 
| 1) Add the class attribute It doesn't hurt ...
| 2) Add the <acronym> element. Again, it doesn't...
| 3) Add <Span>  This allows us to experiment...
| 4) Make <center> deprecated.
| 5) Add Underline. Practically everyone supports it now ...
---

I would take a little different approach.  Finish up the 3.2 spec,
basically just as it is, and start it through IETF as a consensus
specification of what existing practice is.

Get internal agreement on and issue a draft for HTML 3.5, defined as
3.2 plus what I think is relatively uncontroversial new stuff (mostly
from 3.0):

	- the full tables spec
	- CLASS and ID on most elements
	- the RANGE and upload INPUT elements
	- AU, ACRONYM, INS, DEL, UNDERSCORE, and ADDRESS
	- NOWRAP on P elements
	- SPAN
	- SRC attribute for graphics on headings, HR, lists, and buttons
	- add CAPTION and CREDIT elements as sub-elements of DIV, so
	  they can be wrapped around OBJECTs, IMGs, TABLES, or whatever
	- DIGRESSION (like FN in 3.0, using CLASS attribute to subclass)
	- the STYLE element (with just TYPE and TITLE attributes)

and move this to the IETF as soon as possible.  I suspect the vendors
could be convinced to do this in relatively short order...

scott

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