Re: HTML table model suggestion

Daniel Glazman (
Fri, 31 Mar 95 04:33:34 EST

In message <> 30 Mar 95 05:35:45, wrote:

> Given, that the philosophy of HTML is to keep it simple, and that
> significant numbers of people will want to continue to edit HTML
> directly, why should we complicate HTML for the sake of minor
> simplifications to CALS filters?

People editing HTML won't see tags, won't see the DTD, won't
need any HTML knowledge in a *very* close future. A good SGML editor
is able to remove all technical stuff from users'view providing
a Wysiwyg cosy environment. "Directly" will mean using a software
like W3C's or SGI's editor...
People using SMTP, RFC822 and MIME do not all know the
relevant RFCs nor compose they message headers with emacs,
do they ?
My opinion about HTML's simplicity is fully in harmony
with Terry Allen's posting.