Any hope of an interim spec?

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Fri, 7 Mar 1997 19:25:39 -0800 (PST)


Message-Id: <199703080325.TAA29293@server.livingston.com>
Subject: Any hope of an interim spec?
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 19:25:39 -0800 (PST)
From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>

Cougar is a major step forward and we probably have months of waiting.

In the meantime, is there any hope of a '3.3' which would he 3.2 with
CSS1 and perhaps RFC2070 and RFC1942 rolled in?

CSS1 is a W3C reccommendation, and it would be nice to have a valid W3C
DTD that actually supports the damn thing.

RFC2070 is an IETF standard and should be honored.

RFC1942 is experimental so the argument is weaker - though it has been
around since May 1996 and is intended for Cougar anyway.

It shouldn't take much to roll in these known tags/attributes into 3.2
and issue it as an interim spec.  3.2 will be there for those who want to
be 'safe' with established systems, and '3.3' would be for those who want
to start using new things yet ensure validity.

I won't even argue for new tags lige BGCOLOR on TD|TH, etc.  Just something
that collates these seperate standards into something usable we can point
to and check our work against.

-MZ
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