Re: Call for Review: HTML 3.2 Proposed Recommendation (fwd)

MegaZone (
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 19:04:21 -0800 (PST)

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Subject: Re: Call for Review: HTML 3.2 Proposed Recommendation (fwd)
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 19:04:21 -0800 (PST)
From: MegaZone <>

Once upon a time Peter Flynn shaped the electrons to say...
>In the light of recent comments, I think the use of comma-separated
>decimal RGB values should be encouraged and the use of #rrggbb hex
>should be deprecated, but this obviously needs the support of the
>software authors, who I suspect are reluctant to change.

No thank you.

You know, some of use are UNIX/X heads and to us RGB is just a foreign
as HEX is to PC/Mac users.

I understand HEX codes just fine, thanks very much.  Either add RGB as
legit and leave HEX alone, or leave it as is.  But don't go deprecating

>I think the inclusion of DIR and MENU is a crazy piece of pointless
>backward compatibility. They should be removed, or at the very least
>strongly deprecated - unless some browser plans to do something
>meaningful with them at last (any sign of this?)

Keep them and keep lobbying browser makers.  They'd be damn useful if
NS and MS got off their ass and supported them.

>Similarly XMP, LISTING and PLAINTEXT have been so long gone from HTML
>as to make them obsolete rather than deprecated. Browsers can continue
>to support them as meaningless cruft, but they have no business being
>in the DTD.

I agree with this.

>If <input type=file> is allowed, then shouldn't
><form enctype="multipart/form-data"> also be allowed?

One would hope so.

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