Re: A Truly Heretical Suggestion

Dave Raggett <>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 1994 17:09:28 --100
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Subject: Re: A Truly Heretical Suggestion
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> How about we take the state of the art of HTML plus forms as currently
> supported in Mosaic for X 2.2 -- and either fully supported or getting
> pretty damn close to being fully supported in a number of other
> browsers -- and issue an informational RFC within the next month or
> two, including a working & complete DTD.

I have a stripped down DTD which may be suitable for this, and am
discussing this with CERN. Our goal is to smooth the path to the
richer features in HTML+. Incidentally, my HTML+ browser will be
on show at WWW'94 and will be publically released soon after. You
can get an early glimpse of how it looks at:

John C. Mallery writes:
> Any chance of cleaning up the way form processing works before
> casting it in stone?

There are several new field types in the works: scribble on image,
file transfer (Lou Montulli's suggestion) and a record-oriented database
entry widget. The submit button has been cleaned up and should be
in the next release of Mosaic. I am also working on a clean script API
for client-side handling of dynamic dependencies which a lot of
people have been asking for. The aim here is to avoid tying WWW into
a particular scripting language forever more by taking advantage
of URLs and HTTP format negotiation to give us this independence.
Best wishes,

Dave Raggett