Re: Prescriptive means??

Daniel W. Connolly (
Mon, 12 Sep 94 00:56:23 EDT

In message <>, Stan Newton writes:
>I don't understand the use or meaning of the term Prescriptive, as in

It means "Dan sure wishes it were this way, but there are so
many documents that conflict with this, that it's not this way."

> 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?

Choose OFF (i.e. IGNORE).

Or choose ON and deal with the complaints. :-)

Seriously... if we adopt the simplification of the DTD that
Terry Allen has proposed, this issue will go away (in the OFF