Re: draft-ietf-html-tables-00.txt

Gary Adams - Sun Microsystems Labs BOS (Gary.Adams@East.Sun.COM)
Thu, 3 Aug 95 14:18:34 EDT

> From: (Amanda Walker)
> Subject: Re: draft-ietf-html-tables-00.txt
> > The BORDER attribute for defining border styles for tables is in direct
> > conflict with Netscape's use of the BORDER attrib to control the border
> > width. There are 1,000's of existing documents expecting the Netscape
> > convention. Should this conflict be avoided?
> Only if it's IETF policy to defer to Netscape. If a vendor can control
> the process, why are we bothering to work on a standard?

I would expect each vendor with experimental extensions beyond the
HTML 2.0 RFC to provide simple conversion tools wich could be used
as part of standard import/export procedures within your favorite
WYSIWYG editor.

Content-Type: text/x-netscape-html -> text/html2.1
Content-Type: text/x-ncsa-tables-html -> text/html2.1
Content-Type: text/x-arena-html -> text/html2.1