Re: why TITLE, not TITLE?

Paul Prescod (papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca)
Fri, 09 May 1997 10:43:51 -0400


Message-ID: <33733827.97FE8AD9@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 09 May 1997 10:43:51 -0400
From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: why TITLE, not TITLE?

John Udall wrote:
>         It is my understanding that the TITLE element has been required from the
> very begining with HTML 0.x, as well as the standard HTML 2.0 and more
> recent DTDs. Although I haven't been able to lay my hands on a copy of any
> of the early HTML DTDs, like HTML 1.0. Having the TITLE element be required
> provides a minimum amount of meta-information about the document's content.

HTML 2.0 was the first HTML described as a DTD. Everything before was
just described in prose (and AFAIK didn't have explicit version
numbers).

 Paul Prescod