Re: HTML 3.2 PR (fwd)

Joe English (joe@trystero.art.com)
Fri, 15 Nov 1996 16:57:16 PST


Message-Id: <9611160057.AA07078@trystero.art.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML 3.2 PR (fwd)
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Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 16:57:16 PST
From: Joe English <joe@trystero.art.com>



Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com> wrote:

> What's complicated is all the "-//xxx/" stuff inside the DOCTYPE tag.
> Mere mortals cannot guess what is valid in there,

If you're using HTML 2.0, use

	<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">

like it says in RFC 1866.  If you're using Wilbur, use

	<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Draft//EN">

like it says in the Wilbur spec (or "... 3.2 Final..." when
it gets ratified.)  If you're using some other version of HTML,
use whatever identifier the specification for that version says
to use.

> and thus the safest
> things is to leave it out completely. The suggested thing to put there
> has changed so many times over the years and months that it is impossible
> for anyone to know for sure what to put.

That's because there have been so many different versions of (and
specifications for) HTML over the years and months.

(Anyone else remember when the FPI used Erik Naggum's ISBN number?)


--Joe English

  joe@art.com