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Campaign for new SHORTTAG in HTML 4

From: Russell O'Connor <roconnor@Math.Berkeley.EDU>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 11:21:33 -0800 (PST)
To: W3C HTML <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.44.0301141110200.4709-100000@noodles>

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> > I agree that those shouldn't be considered final; e.g. there should be HTML
> > 4.1 with SHORTTAG NO etc., resembling current browser behaviour like CSS
> > 2.1.
>
> Precisely.

Actually we need to modify the Declaration to read something like

SHORTTAG
 STARTTAG
  EMPTY NO
  UNCLOSED NO
  NETENABL NO
 ENDTAG
  EMPTY NO
  UNCLOSED NO
 ATTRIB
  DEFAULT YES
  OMITNAME YES
  VALUE YES

Did I get that right?  I'm less sure about the value for ATTRIB DEFAULT.

I don't know why they didn't do this before (backwards-compatability?).

Sometimes I feel like making my own "-//Russell O'Connor//DTD HTML
4.02//EN" or maybe "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.02//EN" since the W3C refuses to
register for it's own official W3C FPI prefix (heh heh).  But they'd
probably sue me for copyright and trademark infringement.  So much for
open standards.

(Why doesn't the W3C register its own FPI prefix?)

- -- 
Russell O'Connor            <http://www.math.berkeley.edu/~roconnor/>
                     Against cloning?  Don't have one.
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