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Re: <PRELOAD> in <HEAD> section, MOUSEOVER attribute in <A> tag

From: Daniel Hiester <alatus@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 12:42:43 -0800
Message-ID: <004d01c05e32$c39e96a0$c326b3d1@sol>
To: "Steve Nichols" <webmaster@stevesite.com>, <www-html@w3.org>
It's a novel idea, however, the reason why a <precache> element does not
exist in HTML is, in my interpretation (which is nothing more than just an
interpretation based upon a couple years of observation), because the W3C
wishes for HTML istelf to be as simple, and basic as possible, both in terms
of what it can do, and how it does what it does.

Modularity is very popular in the computing community; I think one can
interpret HTML as being a core set of functions, which can be used for very
simple things, and then also be used to call on other modules (like
javascript / ecmascript, css, or in XML, other dtd's or namespaces) which,
while more complex in nature, are capable of carying out more complex tasks.

This has been my attempt to explain how it is, and why it is...
Of course, I am not an official representative of any organization,
especially not the W3C, so I could be wrong.

Received on Monday, 4 December 2000 15:38:38 UTC

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