Re: keyword tag?

Steven Fought (
Wed, 3 May 95 10:15:55 EDT

On May 3, 10:05am, "Dave Raggett" wrote:
} Subject: Re: keyword tag?
} > [Steven Fought:]
} > | Personally, I would like to be able to "type" parts of my documents. A
} > | trivial example would be:
} > |
} > | <TYPE name="location/city">Hope</TYPE>
} HTML3 includes a generic CLASS attribute for this kind of thing.
} Rather than continually changing the spec to add new tags - a bottomless
} pit, you subclass existing HTML tags to make the distinctions you need
} e.g. your example could be handled as:
} <dfn class="">Hope</dfn>
} Subclassing HTML tags in this way allows you to carry on using your
} current Web browser without having to take the hit on interoperability
} from switching to a custom DTD plus downloading the DTD and style sheet.

Sounds like just the ticket. Can the HTML3 style sheets specify styles
for classes?


Steven Fought
UW Madison Computer Science Webmaster
Computer Systems Lab