Re: HTML 2.0 LAST CALL: Hyperlinking, Forms, Elements

Arthur van Hoff (Arthur.Vanhoff@Eng.Sun.COM)
Fri, 2 Jun 95 20:16:25 EDT

Hi Joe,

> > [...]
> > * subordinated XMP, LISTING under PRE
> Yipes! Could you move them back again?
> CDATA declared content is PURE EVIL, and I'd like to
> see <XMP> and <LISTING> pushed as far away as possible
> from the other more respectable block elements.
> Calling them "deprecated" is not strong enough for me.
> They were "obsolete" as of May 31, and I *strongly urge* that
> they stay that way until HTML 2.1, when they should
> be eliminated altogether.

Could you explain why you think that elements with a CDATA content
model are bad? It seems like perfectly valid and useful SGML construct
to me. PRE is annoying if you simply want to list verbatim...

Have fun,

Arthur van Hoff (
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