Re: Enhancements for HTML 2.1

Brian Behlendorf (
Mon, 20 Mar 1995 10:20:15 -0800 (PST)

> > Tables - must have, work still to do

What's left? It seems mostly complete to me, the netscape extensions are
all stylesheet-able.

> > Styles - no consensus yet

This is where we should focus most of our effort now - Arena's
implementation is not bad at all, but we should also make sure other
attributes (like widths of tables) can be expressed.

It would seem to me that it's not clear style sheet notation needs to be
a part of HTML 3.0 just yet - as long as we have the STYLE tag and a
universal ID attribute then we are ready to plug in just about any
stylesheet mechanism.

> > Footnotes - OK
> > HyTime links - no consensus reached

I think the messages posted here in the last week indicate that it's a
bigger issue than we can deal with now.

> > Client-side scripting - no proposal yet
> > Full SGML in the client - no proposal yet

These two are completely orthogonal to HTML, we shouldn't burn brain
cells dealing with them.

> > Unicode support - no consensus reached

I'm not too knowlegable on this issue, but I thought Larry Masinter had
pointed out how this should be done...

> > FIG extension - OK
> > client side image map - no consensus reached

Client side imagemaps as implemented by FIG are very clean, in my
opinion (though I'm having trouble getting it to work with Arena...)