Re: HTML 2.0 LAST CALL: Numeric character refs

Terry Allen (
Sat, 3 Jun 95 10:43:49 EDT

There is great advantage in being able to use SGML conformant tools
to process HTML. However, our experience to date shows that error
handling is invoked to make end runs around the agreed-upon DTD
and sdecl (unknown elements, unknown atts, NCRs), all of which
impose non-SGML requirements on HTML processing systems, and
break tools that are ready to hand.

I suggest that all material on error handling should
go not in the standards-track HTML 2.0 spec RFC but in an informational
RFC devoted to the issue.


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