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Re: deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar -Reply -Reply

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 1996 13:06:28 -0400
Message-Id: <199608081706.AA062093988@w3.org>
To: marc@ckm.ucsf.edu
Cc: www-html@w3.org, www-style@w3.org

> How, then, do you conserve structural information from the rich DTD in the
> downtranslation process to a validatable HTML doc?  And how can other 
> applications determine that structure?  If the choices are either tag soup
> or att-itis, it seems that att-itis confines the mess to a managable
> corner of the problem space (no, a bowl of tag soup won't cure att-itis).
> 
> <!DOCTYPE RICH>                 <!DOCTYPE HTML>
>                                 <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>...</TITLE></HEAD><BODY>
> <ARTICLE>                       <DIV CLASS=ARTICLE>
> <SECTION> </SECTION>            <DIV CLASS=SECTION>...</DIV>
> <SECTION> </SECTION>    ---->   <DIV CLASS=SIDEBAR>...</DIV>
> <SECTION> </SECTION>            <DIV CLASS=SECTION>...</DIV>
> </ARTICLE>                      </DIV></BODY></HTML>

If you are using a well defined set of classes, you can indicate this
to user agents using a META element. These agents can then validate
the document against a strict model as appropriate. Remember that
SGML applications are defined by more than just the DTD.


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