Re: HTML 3.2 PR: %html.content

Subir Grewal (
Thu, 9 Jan 1997 18:09:35 -0800 (PST)

Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 18:09:35 -0800 (PST)
From: Subir Grewal <>
To: Peter Flynn <>
Subject: Re: HTML 3.2 PR: %html.content
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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

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.  +  Lynx 2.6  +  PGP  +
Etymology, n.:
	Some early etymological scholars come up with derivations that
were hard for the public to believe.  The term "etymology" was formed
from the Latin "etus" ("eaten"), the root "mal" ("bad"), and "logy"
("study of").  It meant "the study of things that are hard to swallow."
		-- Mike Kellen