Re: Why a DTD for HTML 3.2? (fwd)

Marcus E. Hennecke (marcush@crc.ricoh.com)
Wed, 22 May 1996 15:22:57 -0700


Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 15:22:57 -0700
From: marcush@crc.ricoh.com (Marcus E. Hennecke)
Message-Id: <199605222222.PAA00659@cougar.crc.ricoh.com>
To: connolly@beach.w3.org
Subject: Re: Why a DTD for HTML 3.2? (fwd)
Cc: www-html@w3.org

On Wed, 22 May 1996 16:07:54 -0400, "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org> wrote:
> For example, I've hacked something up. See:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/MarkUp/html-pubtext/report/

Hmm, interesting. When looking at the files at that URL, I also found
the following:

http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/MarkUp/html-pubtext/cougar/

Very interesting! This is to become the next step after Wilbur, right?
How is the work progressing on this? It seems to include the latest
table draft and the I18N work as well as object. Also, some of the
suggested list attributes can be found. CLASS, ID, and STYLE seem to
be in there as well and I see that <P ALIGN=JUSTIFY> works again. How
definite is all of this?

Two quick comments, though. The Cougar DTD says:

<!-- The CLASS attribute is used to subclass HTML elements for
     rendering purposes, when used with style sheets, e.g. CSS
     see W3C working drafts: WD-style and WD-css1  -->

I would strongly suggest rephrasing that. CLASS is definitely useful
for more than just rendering purposes. How about:

<!-- The CLASS attribute is used to subclass HTML elements for
     more fine-grained structural markup. Example:
        <ADDRESS CLASS=EMAIL>foo@bar.com</ADDRESS>
     This may also be used for rendering purposes, when used
     with style sheets, e.g. CSS see W3C working drafts:
     WD-style and WD-css1  -->

Also, I still don't see the CLEAR attribute on the block elements.

Marcus
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