Re: HTML 3.2 PR: Please add CLASS attribute!

papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Sat, 23 Nov 1996 19:11:48 -0500


Message-Id: <1.5.4.32.19961124001148.00a436ac@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 1996 19:11:48 -0500
To: "Carl Morris" <msftrncs@htcnet.com>, "WWW HTML List" <www-html@w3.org>
From: papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Subject: Re: HTML 3.2 PR: Please add CLASS attribute!

At 05:51 PM 11/23/96 -0600, Carl Morris wrote:
>HTML is extensible, adding a new tag today does not delete the browser
>of yesterday, you just don't get 100% expected results, DUH!  

"HTML" which is a family of languages, could be construed to be extensible,
but any particular HTML version: HTML 3.2, Netscape 2.0 HTML, HTML 2.0, ISO
HTML, HTML Pro, etc., is *not* extensible.

>Lets face
>it, HTML 3.2 won't work then until every browser is 3.2 compliant, and
>there are many a browser that has not been updated in years now.

HTML 3.2 "worked" as soon as it was created and installed on a validator's
hard drive.

 Paul Prescod
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