Re: Some complaints about HTML 4.0

Walter Ian Kaye (
Sat, 12 Jul 1997 11:56:32 -0700

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Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 11:56:32 -0700
From: Walter Ian Kaye <>
Subject: Re: Some complaints about HTML 4.0

At 7:15p +0200 07/12/97, Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet wrote:
 > draft defines "HTML comments" to be "Starts with <!--, and ends with -->"
 > according to the examples. There is nothing that says that using "--"
 > inside the comment will have nasty SGML side-effects. I think this
 > issue should be noted in both the section on comments and the section
 > on hiding scripts.

That would be smart, yes.

 > 2. There is definite statement on &nbsp;&nbsp; being collapsing or not.

Did you leave out a word between "is" and "definite"? :)

 > 3. I really, really wish that example documents do not give things
 > like "click here" or "You need a java-capable browser" as example
 > text.

I agree -- these are bad phrases. The first makes hardware/software
assumptions and is also just plain juvenile-sounding, and the second
is simply rude (try instead "this section requires a Java...").

  Walter Ian Kaye <boo_at_best*com>    Programmer - Excel, AppleScript,
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