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From: John Thomson <John@SHAL.ORG>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 04:49:43 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <71CE6754F0D6D211BCE400C0DFE8CDAC0C06F6@SHA1>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
I read your page http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/ with interest.

I am self taught at html, largely from your html4.01 specification, and
which I found easy to follow.

Your xhtml and xhtml Basic specifications are not so easy to follow, because
you are expected to know something about the subject already! A
comprehensive specification, like html 4.01 would be better, or
alternatively, many more links to the appropriate part of html 4.01 would

One issue I have found (as an amateur) is that the html 4.01 guidance on
maps didn't work. When I tried writing html maps following the examples I
had no joy, but Dreamweaver somehow put them together differently, and they

Also, and much more importantly, I have difficulty displaying objects - they
seem to work on some computers but not others.  Images on the other hand
always display if I use <img src="... !

Any ideas?

John Thomson

SHAL Housing Limited
2 King Square, Bridgwater, TA6 3DG, UK

Tel: 01278 444344       Fax: 01278 445610
PLEASE NOTE there is no .uk in our address

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