HTML 3.2 PR (fwd)

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Sun, 12 Jan 1997 20:27:32 -0800 (PST)


Message-Id: <199701130427.UAA17303@server.livingston.com>
Subject: HTML 3.2 PR (fwd)
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 1997 20:27:32 -0800 (PST)
From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>

Once upon a time John Edward Luke shaped the electrons to say...
>1. Have a date function to show the browser exactly what date and time =
>they are viewing the page

How is this useful?  I know what date and time it is...

>2. Provide a right justify capability without having to use a table

<DIV align=right>
<P align=right>
<H# align=right>

These are all in 3.2

>3. Provide for pagination controls in output (where will page breaks =
>occur, of course this depends but the <P></P> pagagraph markers are a =
>good start).

This is a nice idea, but has been argued to death with no working system.

>4. Provide an easy method for assigning passwords to pages.

That is a server issue, NOT HTML.

>5. Incorporate the <MARQUEE></MARQUEE> tag

Oh please goddess NO.

>6. Create a parser for HTML and stop worrying about incorporating SGML.

HTML IS AN APPLICATION OF *SGML*.

What part of that do you not understand?

>7. Allow users to substitute the bullet in <UL> by adding a =
>specification <UL img src=3D3D"bullet.jpg"> rather than having to use =
>the image command on every line.

I would love to see this.

>8. Allow music to play even after switching pages and put a button on =
>the browser to allow the user to control its playing or stopping.

Please, no no no no no no.  As has come up here, and on endless numbers
of lists and newgroups a LOT of people HATE music on pages and wish 
there was a way to force it to *never* play - let alone play all the time.

>9. Provide an easy inclusion to log access locations and persons.

That is a server issue, NOT HTML.  AND, there is *deliberately* no way to
log individuals.

>10. Reinstate the <HTML Version =3D3D "3.2"> tag along with the doctype =
>for compatibility and identification of source.

It is in there last I checked.  DOCTYPE is STILL required even with this.

-MZ
--
Livingston Enterprises - Chair, Department of Interstitial Affairs
Phone: 800-458-9966 510-426-0770 FAX: 510-426-8951 megazone@livingston.com
For support requests: support@livingston.com  <http://www.livingston.com/> 
Snail mail: 4464 Willow Road, Pleasanton, CA 94588