My collected comments on the HTML 4.0 draft

Jukka Korpela (jkorpela@cc.hut.fi)
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 15:18:59 +0300 (EET DST)


Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 15:18:59 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Jukka Korpela <jkorpela@cc.hut.fi>
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.3.96.970910151316.16652A-100000@tuuba.hut.fi>
Subject: My collected comments on the HTML 4.0 draft

The document
http://www.hut.fi/home/jkorpela/HTML4.0/comments.html
contains my (pretty critical) review of the HTML 4.0 draft. It's rather
long, 30 pages or so I think, so here is the summary of the summary:

   The conclusion is that the next step should be to define a relatively        
   small set of additions to HTML 3.2 by picking up from the HTML 4.0           
   draft the OBJECT element, the language support, the INS and DEL              
   elements, added named character entities, and possibly some more.            
   After approval of such additions, future work on HTML development            
   should concentrate on the creation of better structured language, with       
   features like fully nestable sections, rich markup for different kinds       
   of emphasis, tables with columns specified structurally, and basic           
   mathematical markup. 

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