Re: Re WWW ideas

"Tony Johnson (415) 926 2278" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1993 12:13 PDT
From: "Tony Johnson (415) 926 2278" <>
Subject: Re: Re WWW ideas
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Dave Raggett writes....

>What mechanism do you want to see for adding some simple extensions to HTML
>e.g. to support forms and tables? As you know, I have thought quite a bit
>about both of these. Perhaps an experimental browser and sample docs are

I would very much like to see both TABLES and FORMS implemented in HTML. I 
have a number of applications which could benefit greatly from the addition of 
these facilities. 

I like your specific proposals for TABLE and FORMS and think they should form 
the basis for discussion of extension of the HTML format in these areas.

>What happened to our ideas for having richer forms with support for
>multiple fields? I enclose for you my proposal for extending HTML to 
>support such forms. An outstanding issue is how you can escape special
>characters in search string. I seem to remember that &#32; style
>sgml character references are permitted, but this seems to be missing from
>the current addressing bnf doc:

I have previously suggested that we use the %nn (eg %32) syntax for special 
characters in search strings. (See my message to www-talk, 25-Feb-1993, subj: 
"Handling + in document searches") In reposonse to this note TimBL suggested 
this would be implemented in the next version of the WWWLibrary. I would 
certainly like to see this (or something giving equivalent functionality) 
documented in the HTTP documentation.

Tony Johnson