Re: Historical of HTML !!

Dan Connolly (
Thu, 09 Jan 1997 20:11:50 -0400

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Date: Thu, 09 Jan 1997 20:11:50 -0400
From: Dan Connolly <>
To: Peter Flynn <>
Subject: Re: Historical of HTML !!

Peter Flynn wrote:
>    hello, is that true that HTML 1.0 shown at April 6, 1995.
> No. There was no formal HTML 1.0 but I use the name to refer to the
> first DTD posted at CERN by Tim Berners-Lee and Dan Connolly, which
> failed to parse, which is why I took it and edited it and posted it on
> in 1992 (I think).

Probably 93. The term 'HTML 1.0' was used in the June 93 internet draft
(which see:

TimBL goofed it (the 1.0 DTD) up somehow when he made the internet
draft. My copy has always

The changelog of html.dtd from 1992/12/03 to March 95 is at:

If anybody wants the RCS file, I could put that online as well.

revision 1.25
date: 1995/03/29 18:53:13;  author: connolly;  state: Exp;  lines: +4 -5
Updated author info, fixed a typo in META comment
revision 1.24
date: 1995/02/06 21:28:45;  author: connolly;  state: Exp;  lines: +134
Merge in some SDA changes from
revision 1.23
date: 1995/01/28 05:59:34;  author: connolly;  state: Exp;  lines: +106
Spacing changes in DTD to meet production needs.
Some parameter entity changes for errors that SGMLs doesn't detect.
revision 1.22
date: 1994/11/30 23:45:40;  author: connolly;  state: Exp;  lines: +186
 o Integrated ICADD SDA attributes and APPINFO (Thanks
   to Jeff Suttor)
 o Updated catalog etc. with new FPIs (formal public
   Old format: "-//IETF//DTD HTML//EN//2.0"
   New format: "-//IETF//DTD 2.0 HTML//EN"


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