Re: Information on HTML DTD

Daniel W. Connolly (
Sat, 12 Nov 94 17:52:34 EST

In message <>, JR McConnell writes:
> I am writing you to gain information on how or who to contact
>in regards to additions to the HTML DTD. I a working on a HTML browser
>to aid visualy inpaired users.

Please see:

"HTML 2.0 Specification Review Materials"

> The additions I would like to suggest are small.

There will be no more changes to the 2.0 DTD. You might want to
contact/join the HTML Working Group discussion on
to suggest changes for the 2.x or 3.x versions, soon to be under

> Basicly to add
>an attribute called 'caption' to the IMG tag (to tell people what the
>image is when they can't see it)

Have you seen the ALT attribute? e.g.

<img src="eq1.gif" alt="E = mc^2">

> and a tag like PHON to attach phonemic
>spellings to a word for text to speech based browsers.

Interesting idea...