Re: Appropriate uses of the Final HTML 2.0 Document

"Daniel W. Connolly" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 94 10:44:02 EDT
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From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <>
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Subject: Re: Appropriate uses of the Final HTML 2.0 Document 
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In message <>, Eric W. Sink writes:
>After we "finalize" the HTML 2.0 spec documents, I would like to produce an
>annotated version for Mosaic.
>  For example, in the section on IMG
>elements, we may want to mention the specific list of formats which are
>Does this seem like an appropriate use of the document, once it is complete?

My thoughts went "Yes... er No, but... Well, I guess so."

Yes: I think vendors should use the HTML 2.0 spec in their document to
say things like "We do HTML 2.0, and in particular, we treat these
implementation-defined behaviours this way..." That's the whole
purpose for this excercise, IMHO.

No: On the other hand, what does the supported image formats have to
do with HTML? It seems like a largely orthogonal issue.

Well, I guess so: There should be a "browser spec" or some other
document that says how a WWW User Agent should work. But there
isn't. So I guess it's not too ugly to hang all sorts of tenuously
relavent issues off of this document.