Mosaic2.0 and ISINDEX

Terry Allen <>
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From: Terry Allen <>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1993 13:04:29 PST
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Subject: Mosaic2.0 and ISINDEX
Mosaic2.0's treatment of the ISINDEX tag is now in violation of the HTML+ DTD.
According to the DTD, the tag is allowed only in HEAD---that is, it's metainformation
about the doc, and was thus properly implemented in the frame of 1.2.

Now Mosaic renders a search field in the document wherever the tag appears:
if it appears properly in HEAD, the search field is at the top of the doc,
but if it appears improperly elsewhere, the field is still rendered.  

If browser developers won't stick to the DTD, there's no point in having one.


Terry Allen  (
Editor, Digital Media Group
O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
Sebastopol, Calif., 95472