Re: Has anyone constructed DTDs for MS IE 3.0 and/or latest Netscape??

Matt Heffron (heffron@falstaff.css.beckman.com)
Tue, 03 Sep 1996 18:07:50 -0700


Message-Id: <199609040107.AA175329270@inet.dp.beckman.com>
To: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Has anyone constructed DTDs for MS IE 3.0 and/or latest Netscape?? 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 03 Sep 1996 01:55:14 EDT."
             <199609030555.BAA22025@anansi.w3.org> 
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 1996 18:07:50 -0700
From: Matt Heffron <heffron@falstaff.css.beckman.com>


>In message <199608302237.AA273914629@inet.dp.beckman.com>, Matt Heffron writes
>:
>>I've looked on both companies' web sites and didn't find them, so
>>I thought that someone on this list might have constructed one or
>>the other DTD.  (We're going to construct our own "intersection+"
>>DTD defining what we want to consider as acceptable and then make
>>our HTML developers validate against it.
>
>Actually, the HTML 3.2 DTD is supposed to fulfill this need.
>Can you comment on how you found it lacking?

Remembering that I asked for a DTD for MSIE 3.0 (and latest Netscape)...

From the list of tags the MSIE 3.0 supports
     (http://www.microsoft.com/workshop/author/newhtml/htmlr017.htm),
the following tags/tag-attribs are supported by MSIE3.0 but are not
in HTML3.2 DTD Draft: Tuesday 13-Aug-96:

Tag		Attribute	(my comments)
-----------------------------------------------------------------
A		TARGET
AREA		TARGET
BASE		TARGET
BASEFONT
BGSOUND
BODY		BGPROPERTIES
BODY		LEFTMARGIN
BODY		TOPMARGIN
COL				MS claims this is from HTML 3.2
COLGROUP			MS claims this is from HTML 3.2
COMMENT				(Maybe they mean <!-- ... --> ??)
EMBED				MS claims this is from HTML 2.0!
FONT		FACE
FORM		TARGET
FRAME
FRAMESET
HR		COLOR
IFRAME
IMG		CONTROLS
IMG		DYNSRC
IMG		LOOP
IMG		START
ISINDEX		ACTION
MARQUEE
NOBR
NOFRAMES
OBJECT
SCRIPT		LANGUAGE	MS claims this is from HTML 3.2
STYLE
TABLE		BACKGROUND
TABLE		BGCOLOR
TABLE		BORDERCOLOR
TABLE		BORDERCOLORDARK
TABLE		BORDERCOLORLIGHT
TABLE		FRAME		MS claims this is from HTML 3.2
TABLE		RULES		MS claims this is from HTML 3.2
TBODY				MS claims this is from HTML 3.2
TD		BGCOLOR
TD		BORDERCOLOR
TD		BORDERCOLORDARK
TD		BORDERCOLORLIGHT
TFOOT				MS claims this is from HTML 3.2
TH		BGCOLOR
TH		BORDERCOLOR
TH		BORDERCOLORDARK
TH		BORDERCOLORLIGHT
THEAD				MS claims this is from HTML 3.2
WBR

(inclusion in the above list is not an endorsement of any particular tag.
 e.g. MARQUEE (yech!))

>
>>  (Finally, mgmt. support
>>for requiring validation.))
>
>Yes, we're finally winning the war.
>
>>PS.  Is there a good overview of DTDs that provides a bit more info
>>on construction (vs. just reading).  Its one thing to be able to read
>>one, another to be able to modify one.
>
>Well... I figure most folks learn to write by reading. So
>here's a whole pile of DTDs..
>
>	http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/MarkUp/html-pubtext/
>
>Submissions welcome.
>
>Dan
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Matt Heffron                      heffron@falstaff.css.beckman.com
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