Re: Hot Metal and HTMLMurray Maloney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 94 11:50:30 EDT
From: Murray Maloney <email@example.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Hot Metal and HTML
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> > I have spoken briefly to someone at SoftQuad about this problem.
> > It appears that the DTD that was sent out with HoTMetal was bit
> > more rigorous than most information providers need at the moment.
> > While it is great for creating new HTML files, it is not so helpful
> > when it comes to importing existing material.
> I would be very surprised indeed if _any_ DTD would allow import of
> the 95% rubbish masquerading as HTML currently on the web.
Actually, it wouldn't be that hard to develop a DTD to handle
just about anything that you might throw at it, assuming that
you did two things:
1) define all content models as ANY
2) define an import script that mapped
any unknown tags to a spare tag that
was used for just that purpose.
However, it wouldn't be all that helpful to use such a DTD,
because it would simply allow yout to create more rubbish.
Albeit, with no illegal elements (tags).
> > Apparently we can expect SoftQuad to release an update with
> > a much more liberal and forgiving DTD sometime soon.
> Yuri did forward me a HoTMetaL dtd which he said was "more forgiving".
> I'll dig it out and see how it works.