Re: Spyglass HTML Validator 1.0 Availability

Paul Prescod (papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca)
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 09:09:20 -0400


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Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 09:09:20 -0400
To: <www-html@w3.org>
From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Re: Spyglass HTML Validator 1.0 Availability

At 08:03 PM 10/17/96 -0700, David Perrell wrote:

>IMHO, the 'browser wars' have turned positive. Remember that Navigator
>is still the #1 browser, and Netscape's solution to every user request
>for more control of presentation has been a new HTML tag, often
>entirely inconsistent with previous tags and unnecessarily limited in
>scope. It took MS's embrace of CSS1 to shift the presentation focus
>away from HTML tags.

Not yet. Netscape 3.0 still added a dozen or more tags, like <SERVER>,
<GENKEY> and other grossnesses. IE 3.0 added <IFRAME> too.

>You crave full SGML. Could anyone hope for full SGML on a web-wide
>scale while the major UA supplier scoffs at DTDs?

Yes. The W3C is working on DTD-less SGML. DTD-less SGML+CSS should be no
harder to parse and render than HTML+CSS.

 Paul Prescod