Date: Sun, 11 Sep 1994 18:31:37 -0600
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The following message body is a retransmission of an earlier message to, from which I received no reply:
I have a new assignment to develop authoring tools for HTML documents and 
have been studying the July 94 draft of the HTML 2.0 specification. This is 
an excellent draft overall but I do have a question about the term Prescriptive.

I don't understand the use or meaning of the term Prescriptive, as in 
HTML.Prescriptive. What I mean is, I think I can follow how Prescriptive ON 
changes the tagging rules, but I don't understand the intent. Why is there a 
Prescriptive flag? How is it different from Proposed? If I have to author to 
just one specification (HTML 2.0 Level 2, let's say), how do I choose 
between Prescriptive ON or OFF?

Sorry if this is supposed to be obvious. I've looked for explanations and 
haven't found them.

Stan Newton
Newton Computing Solutions