Re: Worthless crap in 3.0? (was Re: HTML4.0 draft: comments...)

Liam Quinn (liam@htmlhelp.com)
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 22:07:12 -0400


Message-Id: <3.0.3.32.19970910220712.008d6a30@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 22:07:12 -0400
To: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>, MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199709102356.TAA18655@unix.asb.com>
Subject: Re: Worthless crap in 3.0? (was Re: HTML4.0 draft: comments...)

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At 07:50 PM 10/09/97 -0500, Rob wrote:
>On 10 Sep 97, MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com> wrote:
>
>> I completely disagree.  Personally I think the 3.0 proposal was bloated
>> with more worthless crap that 3.2 or 4.0.  There were a few useful 
items
>> I miss - like BANNER - but few.  I don't think the MATH support in 3.0
>> was well thought out either and I'm glad it was dropped.  If the claims
>
>I don't think it was worthless crap at all (things like ABBREV, 
>PERSON, AU) just not well thought out.

Can you give some examples of HTML 3.0 elements or attributes that were 
"not well thought out"?  I believe INPUT TYPE=scribble was mentioned as 
being a bit overboard, but other than that the only problems I can see are 
some of the presentational features (like TAB and UL SRC) that are better 
left to style sheets.  Footnotes [1], captions [2], credits [3], notes 
[4], and range inputs [5] are all HTML 3.0 features that would be very 
useful to have today.  Structurally, HTML 3.0 had a lot of good ideas that 
didn't deserve to die.

[1] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html3/footnotes.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html3/captions.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html3/credits.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html3/notes.html
[5] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html3/input.html

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