Re: New tags. (fwd) -Reply (fwd)

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Tue, 4 Feb 1997 20:22:33 -0800 (PST)


Message-Id: <199702050422.UAA16104@server.livingston.com>
Subject: Re: New tags. (fwd) -Reply (fwd)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 20:22:33 -0800 (PST)
From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>

Once upon a time Dan Connolly shaped the electrons to say...
>Not so fast! It seems to me that the HTML Pro work is generating a
>lot of valuable interest. If W3C weren't interested in things like
>HTML Pro -- things where folks who don't like the status quo DO
>SOMETHING ABOUT IT -- then we'd shut this list down straight away.

Doing something about it is great - I've made a few proposals and asked
a number of questions too.  I'm mulling over some things now - I'm not
fluent in SGML so I can whip out a DTD quickly.

But the attitude seems to be more like "Screw the W3C, we'll do this on 
our own" - and that isn't going to get anywhere.  You can make all the
DTDs you want, and write your own UA to use it too.  But it will not be
useful in the vast majority of cases because people need a 'standard'
that is recognized by the major UA and tool makers.  And MS and NS,
and a slew of others, have recognized the W3C as that body.

-MZ
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