HTML 2.0 October 14 release

Daniel W. Connolly (
Fri, 14 Oct 1994 19:08:44 -0500

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<title>HTML Specification Review Materials</title>


<h1>HTML Specification</h1>

Daniel W. Connolly<br><br>
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<H2>Status: In Review by the HTML Working Group of the IETF</H2>

<p> The HTML 2.0 review is nearly complete. In order to publish the
document as an Internet RFC, an IETF working group has been
formed. This working group is, as per IETF policy, open to all
interested parties.


<dt> Chair

<dd> Tim Berners-Lee <tt>&lt;;</tt> See <a
notes</a> for more info.

<dt> Mailing List

<dd> <tt></tt>

<dt> Archive

<dd> Ron Daniel <tt>&lt;;</tt> has voluntered
to maintain <a
archive of the review comments</a>

<dt> Milestones

<dd> The HTML 2.0 should become an RFC before <a
December San Jose IETF meeting</a>.


<H2> Recent Events</H2>

<h3> <a href="">WWW
Fall '94, Chicago</a> </h3>

<p> Eric Sink and Mike Knezovich from Spyglass have been preparing a
draft of the document for distribution and discussion at the conference.
Eric announced its availability recently.


<li> <a href="spyglass-19941014/HTMLSPEC_1.html">Hypertext</a>

<li> <a href="spyglass-19941014/html-19941014.txt.Z">Plain Text (RFC
style) (55K, compressed)</a>

<li> <a href="spyglass-19941014/html-19941014.txt.Z">tar archive of
hypertext (68K, compressed)</a>

<li> <a href="spyglass-19941014/">
postscript file (patched as per Roy Fielding's suggestion)
(~100K, compressed)</a>


<p> <strong>NOTE</strong> I will <em>not</em> be attending the Chicago
WWW conference. My wife and I are expecting a baby, and the due
date is October 22. There are not many things that would keep me
away from the conference, but this is definitely one of them.

<H3>DTD Reorganized</H3>

<p> See <cite><a href="html-pubtext.html">HTML 2.0 Public Text</a></cite>

<H3> Preparation for Second WWW Conference</H3>

<p> See <a
Knezovich's plan of attack</a>

<H3>August 22 Release</H3>

<p> The document is now available in several formats. See <a
August 22 Release Notes</a> for details.

<H3>Validation Service</H3>

<p> Please use the <a
href="../html-test/service/validation-form.html">HTML validation
service form</a> to investigate syntactic questions before mailing
them to the working group.

<h3>Preparation for Toronto IETF meeting</h3>

<p> <a href="">Karen Muldrow</a>
<tt>&lt;;</tt>, and I did a lot of work to get
a printed version of the document ready for the Toronto IETF

<H3>August 2 Release</h3>

<p> See: <A name="contents"
Contents as Hypertext as of August 2, 1994</a>

<p> Note that this hypertext is subject to change without notice.

<p> The latest revision was generated from an SGML document in another
DTD (similar to DocBook). The converted HTML doesn't yet conform
to the 2.0 standard. Talk about irony!

<H3>July 1994 (Toronto IETF) Release</H3>

<p> This is the current (as of this writing, Aug 12) document under
consideration by the HTML working group.

<LI>[No plain text version available]


<LI>[No HTML tar file available]


<H3>Copies available by FTP</H3>


<li><a href="">On</a> courtesy
of Brad Burdick <tt></tt>


<H2>Review and Publication Process</H2>

<p> The WWW technology will probably be moderated by an international
consortium in the future, but the need for this document is
immediate. SGML Open and the Internet Engineering Task Force have
offered to host this review.

<p> For details on the status of HTML as an SGML Open technical
report, contact Yuri Rubinsky, <tt>&lt;;</tt>.

<p> The document will be publicly available throughout the review

<p> To prevent duplicate comments on similar issues, <strong>I reserve
the right to publicly redistribute all comments sent to me
regarding the HTML 2.0 spec.</strong> I will use discretion in
making old messages available without the expressed consent of the
author, but in the future, consent will be implictly given just by
commenting on the HTML 2.0 document. If you have sent me comments
on the HTML 2.0 document that you don't want made public, please
let me know.

<H2>Background and Related Materials</H2>

<p> The HTML specification was last published as an internet draft in
July of 1993. Since then, there has been an enormous increase in
the usage of HTML, and certain new features have
emerged. Widespread commercial support for HTML is on the
horizion, and while there is a relatively stable set of features
in current practice, there is no document that specifies them.

<p> These materials comprise an effort to promote interoperability
among developing HTML implementations, and to investigate
interactions with implementations that support more or fewer
features than the current practice.


<li> <a href= "../html-test/service/validation-form.html">HTML Validation
Service Form</a>

<li> <a href=
hypertext archive of the review comments</a> maintained by Ron
Daniel <tt>&lt;;</tt>

<li> <a href="notes/PubHistory.html">Publication History</a>

<li> <a href="ChangeLog">Detailed Changed Log (out of date)</a>

<li> <a href="notes/ReviewTopics.html">WIT-style
(Topic/Proposal/Argument) view of the comments</a> (out of date)

<li> <a href="../html-test/README.html">HTML Test Suite</a>

<li> <a href="../drafts/html-direction.html"> <cite>Toward Closure on
HTML</cite> </a> (see also <a href=
the www-talk mailing list archive</a> for responses)

<li> <a href="../drafts/html-design.html">Design Notebook</a>