Update on HTML 3.0 proposal

Dave Raggett (dsr@hplb.hpl.hp.com)
Tue, 21 Mar 95 13:05:38 EST

I have modified the proposal to take into account Joe English's comments
on role vs class. For the latest version:

o Added REL=Banner to LINK element
o Added BANNER element in place of <DIV CLASS=BANNER>
o Added RANGE and SPOT elements for marked ranges
o Added FN in place of <NOTE ROLE=FOOTNOTE>
o Changed ROLE to CLASS for NOTE element

See: http://www.hpl.hp.co.uk/people/dsr/html3/CoverPage.html

The complete proposal can now be downloaded in compressed plain
text with form feeds. Its getting on for 200 pages long!


Page numbers for the table of contents are in the pipeline. I'm not
planning on a postscript version for the time being as this isn't
needed for Internet Drafts.

Can anyone help me resolve a design issue for textflow?
I would like to merge the functionality of the NEEDS attribute
into the CLEAR attribute so that:

Move down until the left margin is clear
Move down until the right margin is clear
Move down until both margins are clear
clear="40 em"
Move down if there isn't at least 40 em units clear
clear="100 pixels"
Move down if there isn't at least 100 pixels clear

I realize that such an attribute can't be checked by conventional
SGML parsers, but don't see this as a big problem. Merging the
two attributes would simplify the spec as well as HTML parsers.

What do people think?

-- Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> tel: +44 272 228046 fax: +44 272 228003
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