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Re: Conformance ratings (was: Extra! Microsoft beats Netscape in the race for...

From: Gregory J. Woodhouse <gjw@wnetc.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 16:50:33 -0800 (PST)
To: Jonsm@aol.com
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org, ericgauthier <eric@gauthier.centre.edu>
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.960212164625.8886A-100000@shellx.best.com>
On Mon, 12 Feb 1996 Jonsm@aol.com wrote:

> 4) Extended HTML2  -  tables and extensions common to several browsers. A
> general rule could be that the extension must exist in at least four
> browsers.

I think you're stacking the deck a bit here, seeing as Netscape and 
Internet Assistant are the two browsers which support extensive extensions.
> 5) Vendor specific - pages that will only work on specific browsers (frames,
> Java, VBScript, etc..)
> Vendors will need to provide a DTD to validate against. A page that is
> lexicalyl correct yet fails 2-5 would be vendor specific where the vendor is
> unknown.

How do you distinguish between vendor specific features and extenvions 
included in 4 above? Is it the provision (or not) of a DTD?
> Sites that generate multiple pages based on the User-Agent field could get
> more than one rating.
> Jon Smir, jonsm@aol.com

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Received on Monday, 12 February 1996 21:48:18 UTC

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