Re: new HTML spec, sample implementation

Dan Connolly <>
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Subject: Re: new HTML spec, sample implementation 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Mon, 11 Jan 93 14:51:51 +0100."
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 93 17:20:08 CST
From: Dan Connolly <>

>I have also edited the general description of HTML to bring it  
>further into line with the DTD, I hope.  I have reorganised it so  
>that there is more scope for adding detailed guidance and more  

Ok... we're getting close to a workable document here. I have
some suggestions for the organization.

The "Hypertext Markup Language" document I wrote was supposed
to replace the root of the HTML documentation. I suggest we
merge them. I'll work on it and let you know what I come
up with.

>I have put in a WIDTH attribute on PRE.  I have put in LINK.
>Could we have both in the DTD next time?

The WIDTH attribute is there. I'll add LINK.

>I could do with references for the origins of the character  
>highlighting elements, so as to pick up descriptions of them.  I have  
>just guessed in  

From (texinfo)Specifying in the GNU info hierarchy:

     Indicates text that is a literal example of a piece of a program.

     Indicates text that is a literal example of a sequence of

     Indicates the names of keys on the keyboard or characters you

     Used for the conventional name for a key on a keyboard.

     Indicates a metasyntactic variable.

     Indicates the introductory or defining use of a term.

     Indicates the name of a book.

[I left @file out of HTML -- can't remember why.]

From Emph and Strong:

`@emph' and `@strong' are two forms of emphasis.  `@strong' is

From Fonts:

@i,  @b and @t

These three commands specify font changes in the printed manual and
have no effect in the Info file.  `@i' requests italic font (in some
versions of TeX, a slanted font is used), `@b' requests bold face,
and `@t' requests the fixed-width font used by `@kbd'.  All three
commands apply to an argument that follows, surrounded by braces.

If possible, you should avoid using these three commands.  If you
find a need to use one, it probably indicates a lack in the Texinfo