Re: Using your own DTD (was Re: %flow and headers and address)

Murray Altheim (
Mon, 30 Sep 1996 18:13:25 -0500

Message-Id: <v02140b00ae760243a345@[]>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 18:13:25 -0500
To: Foteos Macrides <MACRIDES@SCI.WFBR.EDU>
From: (Murray Altheim)
Subject: Re: Using your own DTD (was Re: %flow and headers and address)
Cc: Peter Flynn <>,

Foteos Macrides <MACRIDES@SCI.WFBR.EDU> writes:
>        I was assuming that Peter would offer his composite DTD for
>public discussion by all interested persons, and would amend it
>toward some consensus of what would be most useful to as many of
>those interested persons as possible, as well as making his own
>judgements based on his expertise in SGML.
>        A lot of what will be "restored" in it was designed to
>degrade gracefully for clients which do not support it.  But
>using it is presently problematic with respect to validation
>if you also use markup developed since, and not in, the (expired)
>HTML 3.0 DTD.

If you guys decide to go off and rebuild the world outside of W3C, you
should at least consider what you're doing as a/the possible proposal you'd
submit to the IETF in reopening an HTML working group. Then the product of
what you're working on would actually become (theoretically, at least) a
recognized standard. Hey, and you might get participation by a lot of
people willing to provide valuable feedback (such as Earl).


     Murray Altheim, Program Manager
     Spyglass, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
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