Re: Spyglass HTML Validator 1.0 Availability

David Perrell (
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 13:56:45 -0700

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From: "David Perrell" <>
To: "Paul Prescod" <>
Cc: "HTML" <>
Subject: Re: Spyglass HTML Validator 1.0 Availability
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 13:56:45 -0700

Paul Prescod wrote:
> At 01:21 PM 10/18/96 -0700, David Perrell wrote:
> >Paul Prescod wrote:
> >> The W3C is working on DTD-less SGML. DTD-less SGML+CSS should be
> >> harder to parse and render than HTML+CSS.
> >
> >Is there a URL for details?

According to the "Generic SGML over the Web" document at that address:


Web servers and clients conforming to the relevant standards must be
able to exchange generic SGML documents in a transparent manner. In

Web servers with generic SGML content must be able prepare data for
transmission. This typically includes the generation of a context
wrapper with each SGML fragment together with pointers to an associated
DTD and one or more stylesheets. 

Clients that process generic SGML must be able to unpackage the
fragment, parse it in context according to the DTD, render it (if a
rendering application) in accordance with the stylesheet, and correctly
interpret hypertext semantics (links, etc.) associated with various
SGML elements.

Where is the "DTD-less" SGML?

David Perrell