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DTDs in CVS/RCS (was Re: Content negotiation)

From: Jonathon Tidswell <t-jont@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu Nov 9 23:04:28 1995
Message-Id: <9511100406.AA01517@netmail2.microsoft.com>
To: www-talk@w3.org

M. Hedlund suggested using DTD to describve the capabilities of various 
broswers in displaying different versions of HTML.

A variation on the theme would be to descibe it in terms of deltas from 
some preset DTD (W3C's ?) as maintained at some repository. Maintaining 
the DTDs as diffs from the base version.
Content can be negotiated based on the version control numbers.
Furthermore this data can be distributed, and it is easy to tell when 
you need to update you local copy.
Based on the version trees it it seems possible to derive sensible 
fallback strategies.

- Jon Tidswell
Disclaimer: I think my thoughts are my own, and I believe my writings are too.
Received on Thursday, 9 November 1995 23:04:28 UTC

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