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Re: Developing 'language tags' for HTML3.0

From: Terry Allen <terry@ora.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 15:37:49 EDT
Message-Id: <199507051937.PAA15816@ruby.ora.com>
To: dceccald@elaine.crcg.edu (Danyel Ceccaldi), lynn@pharmdec.wustl.edu, www-talk@www10.w3.org
>Another point is, that HTML comes from SGML,
and some SGML-rules were broken. One SGML-rule is, that tags
must not be longer than 8 letters (broken by <BLOCKQUOTE>).
Perhaps you can propose a tag, which does not exceed 8 letters.

Nope.  SGML's Reference Concrete Syntax is limited to 8 characters,
but the SGML declaration supplied with the HTML 2.0 DTD in the 
HTML 2.0 spec extends NAMELEN to 44.  No SGML rules are broken.


 Terry Allen   (terry@ora.com)
Received on Wednesday, 5 July 1995 15:37:55 UTC

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