Date: Wed, 4 Nov 92 15:42:31 +0100 From: Tim Berners-Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-Id: <9211041442.AA02170@www3.cern.ch> To: Robert Raisch <email@example.com> Subject: HTML Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > The point should be (IMHO) that the rendering decision should ALWAYS be > left to the client. Any rendering-centric portions of HGML should be > replaced by more general constructs. Absolutely. Pei's latest Viola allows ffor example a LISTING section to be viewed as an embedded scrollable region. There is nothing rendering-centric in HTML. > Perhaps what we need is a WG to design the next generation of HGML? Is > there such a beast already? Those who have been interested in it have aired their views on this list. Theer haven't been many concrete suggestions for different elements (except for a fixed width format which allows embedded anchors). Dan has done a lot of work cleaning it up. I would like to see separate header and body sections, so that document-wide info like the title, author, can be found easily before the body. Of course, if one uses MIME, ther is the mail header with From: and Subject: fields. which could be used fro the header, i.e. take teh header out of the HTML.