Re: ALIGN=decimal - question. (fwd)

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Thu, 27 Mar 1997 16:29:04 -0800 (PST)


Message-Id: <199703280029.QAA10780@server.livingston.com>
Subject: Re: ALIGN=decimal - question. (fwd)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 16:29:04 -0800 (PST)
From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>

Once upon a time Dave Carter shaped the electrons to say...
>Technically correct, but if you want to be pedantic no version of HTML
>is standard since none has been endorsed by ISO. HTML 2.0 is an IETF

There are a great many people who don't consider ISO the end all and be
all of standards boards.  And a few of us who laugh at the thought.  A
world run by ISO would grind to a halt.

>are in RFC 1942, and if you want something authoritative on tables then
>this is it. If Netscape doesn't conform to RFC 1942 that is their problem. 

The IETF handed control of HTML to the W3C.  The current standard for HTML
is now set by the W3C - and that is 3.2.  That does NOT include RFC 1942.
And is is not 'their problem' - since NO major browser supports it.  Even
NCSA Moasaic never bothered.  The browser makers look to the W3C, NOT to
the IETF when it comes to new systems.  NS and MS have both publically
stated that they are committed to supporting new W3C standards.  Cougar,
the next level in proposal, includes RFC 1942 - but that means jack-shit
today.

-MZ
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