Re: HTML 4.0 draft available

Dave Raggett (dsr@w3.org)
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 05:49:50 -0400 ()


Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 05:49:50 -0400 ()
From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
To: Jordan Reiter <jreiter@mail.slc.edu>
cc: www-html@w3.org, lehors@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML 4.0 draft available
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On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, Jordan Reiter wrote:

> 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). 

Thanks for the suggestion. I will see what we can do.
It looks like using PRE rather than TABLE is appropriate.

Regards,

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