I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-html-spec-01.txt

Thu, 9 Feb 95 18:46:47 EST


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directories. This draft is a work item of the HyperText Markup Language
Working Group of the IETF.

Title : HyperText Markup Language Specification - 2.0
Author(s) : T. Berners-Lee, D. Connolly
Filename : draft-ietf-html-spec-01.txt
Pages : 80
Date : 02/08/1995

The HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is a simple markup language used to
create hypertext documents that 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

HTML has been in use by the World Wide Web (WWW) global information
initiative since 1990. This specification roughly corresponds to the
capabilities of HTML in common use prior to June 1994. It is defined as
an application of ISO Standard 8879:1986 Information Processing Text
and Office Systems; Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML).

The "text/html; version=2.0" Internet Media Type (RFC 1590) and
MIME Content Type (RFC 1521) is defined by this specification.

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