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RE: Future version of HTML!?

From: Keith Bowes <keith_bowes@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 09:42:23 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <199910230942843.SM00431@rqzmlnif>
>Why does it matter either way?  Valid HTML is valid HTML

Agreed.  If we produce pages that conform to the latest  
standards, why be bothered by some archaic SGML statement?

>BGSOUND doesn't have a CSS equivalent?  You are mistaken:
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/aural.html

I guess I didn't explain myself well.  I meant tags such as,  
but not limited to, BGSOUND should be added until a standard  
replacement is agreed on.  I didn't mean there was already  
such a replacement.

>What good would 'made-up' attributes do if nothing  
understands them.

The pont of "made-up" attributes is to have an attribute that  
does nothing, but is used by Javascript to perform some  
interactive or dynamic action.  Use your imagination.

>Have a look at XML.  At least you can define what 'made-up'  
attributes might do.

I uploaded my HTML 5 page this moring for you people to see.   
It isn't finished because I was waiting for some CONSTRUCTIVE  
ideas, but you can view it anyway.  I hope you can see my  
justification of the retention and improvement of HTML.  URL:  
 http://homepages.go.com/~movieplace/html5.html

>Is this a joke?

I do have a sense of humor, but I am serious about this.

> You really should study the HTML and CSS specs.  You  
obviously haven't a clue.  Presentational elements are  
blatantly incompatible with the basic concepts behind 'modern'  
HTML.

I'm sorry.  I should have said "post-modern" HTML.  The HTML  
of the future, where designers, software vendors, and  
officials are tuned in to the same station (maybe a few  
differences in frequency and amplitude, but still in the same  
six-megahetz band).  Again, archaicisms of SGML are being  
given prevelance.  



>Have a look at:
http://www.w3.org/TR/html40/intro/intro.html#h-2.4.1

Ah, the W3C-  a typical case of high authority on an ego trip.  
 Like HTML, the W3C has to change a bit too, or they'll always  
be greedy tyrants.
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