Re: HTML 3.2 PR: %html.content

Subir Grewal (subir@crl.com)
Thu, 9 Jan 1997 18:09:35 -0800 (PST)


Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 18:09:35 -0800 (PST)
From: Subir Grewal <subir@crl.com>
To: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
Cc: dkgsoft@ozemail.com.au, www-html@www10.w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML 3.2 PR: %html.content
In-Reply-To: <199701092313.XAA03434@curia.ucc.ie>
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.95.970109180422.18816A-100000@crl10.crl.com>

On 9 Jan 1997, Peter Flynn wrote:

:   The HTML 3.2 DTD dated 18 September 1996 contains:
:
:   <![ %HTML.Deprecated [
:       <!ENTITY % html.content "HEAD, BODY, PLAINTEXT?">
:   ]]>
:
:PLAINTEXT was originally an alternative to BODY, not an appendage to
:it.

The explanation of Plaintext I read (after I discovered that
Netscape/Mosaic stopped handling any markup after a <plaintext> choosing
to ignore a </plaintext>) stated that UAs would not have to treat anything
after a <plaintext> as markup but render it as "plaintext".  So that
suggests <plaintext> implies </html>.  If my reading was correct, any
</html> after <plaintext> _could_ be visible to the user.

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