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Definition of HTML (was Re: Microformats?)

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 17:46:41 +0100
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050606164641.GC27801@us-lot.org>

On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 05:12:38PM +0100, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> Reference to
> 	http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue1/knight/

Quote:
  There are currently only two versions of HTML that are on the
  Internet standards track; HTML 2.0 and HTML 3.0.
 
and dated January 17th 1996.

If, however, we look at:
       http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html3/CoverPage.html

We see:  
  Expired 28th Sep 1995

... which, being several months before the ariadne article was
written, doesn't do much for the credibility of that source.

> reveals that HTML 1.0 was both HTML (it could hardly have been
> otherwise) and "an informal specification that was never entered as
> part of the Internet standards process".

Let us take a glance at: 
        http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/draft-ietf-iiir-html-01.txt

   Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)          Tim Berners-Lee, CERN
   Internet Draft                          Daniel Connolly, Atrium
   IIIR Working Group                                    June 1993

So it looks very much part of the Internet standards process to me.

-- 
David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
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