Re: HTML 4.0 draft available

Jordan Reiter (
Wed, 9 Jul 1997 02:38:59 -0400

Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 02:38:59 -0400
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To: Dave Raggett <>,
From: Jordan Reiter <>
Subject: Re: HTML 4.0 draft available

I don't think that the indexes are well implemented.  Instead of a listing
containing start tag (which is almost always required anyway), end tag
(which is generally easy to figure out on your own) and Empty (which isn't
very useful), I think a very brief description as well as a list of
(somewhat) unique attributes would be more useful (this way, it would be
possible to look at this page for quick info without having to look through
the specs for information).  For example:
tag   Description                  Attributes
| P | Paragraph                  | ALIGN
|IMG| Image                      | ALIGN, SRC, HEIGHT, WIDTH, HSPACE, VSPACE

Also, I question the table layout itself.  While presenting information in
this way may be easiest to format, very long tables may cause problems for
some browsers.  Even after the page was loaded in my cache, it still took
several seconds for the entire table to render, whereas a textual
equivalent would have been instantaneous (and I'm running on a fast
computer with lots o' memory).

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