Re: revised html-mode.el (William M. Perry)
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 1994 21:59:03 +0200
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From: (William M. Perry)
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Subject: Re: revised html-mode.el 
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>>>>> "dwc" == Daniel W Connolly <> writes:

dwc> In message <m0ptd6c-000028C@monolith>, William M. Perry writes:
>>  I think everyone should standardize on psgml - the excellent SGML
>> editing mode by Lennart Stafflin.  It actually understands a DTD and
>> only lets you insert contextually valid tags (unless you are
>> absolutely sure and want to enter them by hand).  You will need a
>> few sgml files (like ISOlat1, etc), but this is a very general
>> solution.  The next time the DTD is updated, you don't have to go
>> and rewrite your entire HTML editing mode - you just recompile the
>> DTD and psgml is ready to go.

dwc> Great idea... now if only it worked on the version of Emacs I
dwc> have!

    Alas, right now it does require emacs 19.xx or lucid emacs 19.xx.

dwc> If psgml will work (and work on Mac and PC versions of Emacs like
dwc> html-mode does...) then I agree we should quit supporting
dwc> html-mode.

    It will work on the PC using OEmacs 4.1
( I will try porting it to emacs 18.59
on the Mac.  (Might even be able to get the menus to work).

-Bill P.