Re: draft-ietf-html-spec-0{2,3}.txt

Paul Burchard (
Mon, 3 Apr 95 08:48:29 EDT

In Section 11 of <draft-ietf-html-spec-03.txt>:
> Each variable field is defined by an Input, Textarea, or Option

> element and must have an NAME attribute to identify its value in

> the data returned when the form is submitted.

Shouldn't "Option" be "Select" there?

In Section 11.2 of <draft-ietf-html-spec-03.txt>:
> Vertical alignment of the image. For use only with
> A URL or URN specifying an image. For use only with


I think it was wrong to remove the qualifier "in HTML Level 2" from
these sentences. The text as it now stands is not upward compatible.

Whenever a restriction is stated in the spec, it should be clarified
whether the restriction is an integral part of the language design,
or simply a statement of where the current capabilities of the
language happen to end. This is to allow higher HTML Level
specifications to remain fully backwards compatible with this spec.

Paul Burchard <>
``I'm still learning how to count backwards from infinity...''