Re: LANG + Metadata + unknown attributes

Jon Knight (
Tue, 11 Mar 1997 20:26:54 +0000 (GMT)

Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 20:26:54 +0000 (GMT)
From: Jon Knight <>
To: "Martin J. Duerst" <>
cc: Misha Wolf <>, www-html <>,
Subject: Re: LANG + Metadata + unknown attributes
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.95q.970308104818.245T-100000@enoshima>
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On Sat, 8 Mar 1997, Martin J. Duerst wrote:
> It's not such a big problem to construct a DTD and a validator to assure
> it is legal "HTML X.X + LANG/SCHEME".

So whose going to volunteer to go round to all the machines on
the Internet that have SGML validators, editors, MS Word+IA, etc, etc and
update their HTML DTDs for their administrators?  Without some force
behind it (IETF, W3C, de facto industry standard or whatever), your hacked
DTD is likely to only exist on a very few machines and everyone else's
tools will still eat your non-standard HTML.  That's life.

Tatty bye,


Jon "Jim'll" Knight, Researcher, Sysop and General Dogsbody, Dept. Computer
Studies, Loughborough University of Technology, Leics., ENGLAND.  LE11 3TU.
* I've found I now dream in Perl.  More worryingly, I enjoy those dreams. *