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RE: Tag Soup vs Generalized Markup (was: I-D ACTION..)

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 02:56:00 PDT
To: "Arjun Ray" <aray@q2.net>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001501bf1173$53680360$c3d2000d@copper.parc.xerox.com>
> The I-D should point to a Tag Soup spec, and a separate SGML-based spec
> should probably be written up as a W3C Note.  (Because there may be value
> to modularized HTML as a family of architectures.)

I wrote 

   In addition to the development of standards, a wide variety of
   additional extensions, restrictions, and modifications to HTML were
   popularized by the competitive implementations of Netscape
   Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer and documented in various
   books and online guides.

I would be happy to include a reference to a "Tag Soup spec" if
I could find one that would be suitable for a references list
in an RFC. I'm uneasy about recommending one popular HTML book
over another, and can't find any stable reference to something
that would constitute an "official guide to Mozilla and/or MSIE
HTML tags". I thought about:

[MOZ]     "HTML Tag Reference", Netscape, 1997; available at

but couldn't find an MSIE equivalent.

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