Re: More syntax details in HTML 2.0?

Terry Allen (
Wed, 14 Jun 95 18:14:59 EDT

Dave Morris writes:
>FINALLY ... a small change to the HTML 2.0 draft ... it seems to
me that a critical element missing is a formal specification of
exactly where the DTD should be obtained from when it IS specified
with an HTML document. This requires a network oriented solution
such that an SGML user agent which wants to use the DTD to control
parsing of the HTML document can find the thing without magic.

At this stage, with only the one DTD, we could assume that it is
generally known (and indeed hardwired into UAs). On the other hand,
we still haven't resolved (ahem) how the DTD itself is to be made
available (the copy in the RFC is broken by the formatting). Is this
something W3O would like to take on?

I think the network solution would then be to supply a URL; when
URNs are deployed we can figure out how the PI of the DTD can be
made into a URN.


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