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Re: Scales Not (was Re: Modularization of XHTML B.3.4.2)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 13:29:17 -0500
Message-ID: <38F36EFD.F503ED0A@w3.org>
To: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
CC: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Dave J Woolley wrote:
> > A question for the historians: what was HTML's intent?
> >
>         [DJW:]  Amongst other things, to be simple and not to be another
>         page description language (Postscript, PDF, etc.)
>         or word processing file format (MS Word, Word Perfect,
>         etc.).

>         Unfortunately, I don't have the HTML 1 spec in the
>         office for the exact words.

Sure you do; you found it:


>         (One interesting quote from Dave Raggett in 1992
> <http://www.w3.org/History/19921103-hypertext/hypertext/WWW/MarkUp/HTMLConst
> raints.html> is
> It is required that HTML be a common language between all platforms. This
> implies no device-specific markup, or anything which requires control over
> fonts or colors, for example. This is in keeping with the SGML ideal.)

TimBL wrote that, not DSR.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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