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

Dave Carter (dxc@ast.cam.ac.uk)
Thu, 6 Feb 1997 16:43:29 +0000 (GMT)


Date: Thu, 6 Feb 1997 16:43:29 +0000 (GMT)
From: Dave Carter <dxc@ast.cam.ac.uk>
To: Jim Wise <jw250@columbia.edu>
cc: Subir Grewal <subir@crl.com>, HTML Discussion List <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: New tags. (fwd) -Reply (fwd)
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On Wed, 5 Feb 1997, Jim Wise wrote:

> Designing pages for HTML 3.0 is no better than designing pages for Netscape
> or MSIE.  It is a non-standard, and has no particular base of support
> among existing browsers, and no reasonable expectation of succh support
> in the future.  The single great advantage of designing pages in HTML,
> and the reason for HTML standards to exist, is the ability to view your
> content on any platform.  HTML 3.0 simply does not support this goal.
> 

At least HTML 3.0 is a defined DTD, and there is some browser support,
Arena, udiWWW and Emacs-W3 support various bits of html 3.0. Its not
as cross platform as I would like, but its certainly more cross-platform
than MSIE.

Dave Carter