Re: anchors with the same name.

Tony Sanders <>
Message-id: <9308131526.AA18252@austin.BSDI.COM>
Subject: Re: anchors with the same name. 
In-Reply-To: Klaus Harbo's message of Fri, 13 Aug 93 09:28:11 +0200.
Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1993 10:26:45 -0500
From: Tony Sanders <>
Status: RO
> Euromath lets you do WYSIWYG editing (well, you probably know about
> the qualifications you need to make that a meaningful proposition.
    what you see is what you get but not what other might get

> Anyway, in Grif/GATE you a presentation specification for each DTD,
The Style Guides for HTML should do this also.  Hello out there,
can someone please post a pointer to the online spec for this..

> I've also written a DTD equivalent to the current HTML, which lets me
> do WYSIWYG editing of WWW documents, and then export them to HTML. I'm
> considering writing an export facility from the Euromath DTD to
> HTML[+].
Please post your HTML DTD.  TimBL will be needing to update the DTD
for the RFC.

> The catch, of course, is that we can't handle bad markup, our editing
> engine is TRUE SGML; there is no way it will handle tags in all kinds
Grab the parser out of Mosaic and use it as a translator to spit back out
clean HTML.

I have to agree that it would be nice if all documents worked
reasonably everywhere and I think the only way to do that is for
everyone to stick closely to the DTD.  Otherwise you have the
NCSA Mosaic dialect, and the Lynx dialect etc.  In the initial
stages I don't think this was as important as it is now, we
needed the ability to experiment.  If we want wider acceptance
of the Web we need to all agree on the syntax and if we to play
SGML then we need to make that syntax fit in the DTD (no matter
how ugly it makes the DTD).