Roy T. Fielding (fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU)
Sun, 13 Nov 94 07:36:27 EST

I agree with Larry regarding referring to the standard as just HTML
or "text/html; version=2.0". Here is another version of the abstract
which takes that into account.


HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is a simple markup system used
to create hypertext documents which are portable from one platform
to another. HTML documents are SGML documents with generic semantics
that are appropriate for representing information from a wide range
of applications. HTML markup can represent: hypertext news, mail,
documentation, and hypermedia; menus of options; database query
results; simple structured documents with in-lined graphics; and,
hypertext views of existing bodies of information.

HTML has been in use by the World Wide Web (WWW) global information
initiative since 1990. This specification reflects current usage of
HTML, as implemented by WWW clients prior to June 1994, and referred
to as "text/html" or "text/html; version=2.0". HTML is an application
conforming to International Standard ISO 8879 -- Standard Generalized
Markup Language (SGML), and is proposed as an Internet Media Type
(RFC 1590) and MIME Content Type (RFC 1521) called "text/html".


....Roy Fielding ICS Grad Student, University of California, Irvine USA