HTML spec. version identifiers (Kevin Altis)
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1993 13:01:58 -0800
To: Dave_Raggett <>
From: (Kevin Altis)
Subject: HTML spec. version identifiers
Status: RO
Will HTML+ and future HTML versions have version identifier tags so that
backward compatibility can be maintained without complicating the parsing
process. It isn't necessary for current HTML documents to have any kind of
identifier, but if HTML+ and future versions had a version tag to go at the
beginning of the document, then that would simplify extending HTML in the
future and also allow a document to be parsed differently based on its
version. A document without a version would be parsed as the current HTML
spec or what appears in the upcoming RFC.