Re: Developing 'language tags' for HTML3.0

Terry Allen (
Wed, 5 Jul 1995 15:37:49 EDT

>Another point is, that HTML comes from SGML,
and some SGML-rules were broken. One SGML-rule is, that tags
must not be longer than 8 letters (broken by <BLOCKQUOTE>).
Perhaps you can propose a tag, which does not exceed 8 letters.

Nope. SGML's Reference Concrete Syntax is limited to 8 characters,
but the SGML declaration supplied with the HTML 2.0 DTD in the
HTML 2.0 spec extends NAMELEN to 44. No SGML rules are broken.


 Terry Allen   (