Re: SHORTTAG

Paul Prescod (papresco@technologist.com)
Mon, 21 Jul 1997 21:01:50 -0500


Message-ID: <33D4067E.8A7FF8F1@technologist.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 21:01:50 -0500
From: Paul Prescod <papresco@technologist.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: SHORTTAG

Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor wrote:
> >From the HTML 4.0 Decaration
> >
> >FEATURES
> >  MINIMIZE
> >    DATATAG  NO
> >    OMITTAG  YES
> >    RANK     NO
> >    SHORTTAG YES
> 
> What are the consequences of SHORTTAG?  Let me guess, it isn't supported
> by most user agents.

SHORRTAG: means short tags with ommitted delimiters, attribute
specifications or generic identifiers may be used.

One of the forms of minimization permitted by SHORTTAG is supported by
most user agents: <DL COMPACT> for example. That is attribute
specification minimization. Other minimizations are not typically
supported.

 Paul Prescod