Re: Toward Closure on HTML

Jim Davis <>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 1994 21:01:07 --100
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Subject: Re: Toward Closure on HTML
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> From Tue Apr  5 14:14:13 1994
> I think forms should be an optional feature, and a client
> should advertise support ala:
> 	Accept: image/gif
> 	Accept: application/html-form

> I'm leaning towards making the HTML-FORM document type a superset of
> HTML, and including it as a sort of appendix to the spec.

This would be fine with me, and it would in fact be a WIN.  I had
to go to extra pain with my server to try and guess whether the client
supported forms or not.  I did this by looking at the User-Agent header,
and then I had to wire into my code knowledge about which release of Mosaic
and Lynx did and did not support forms.

Dan's suggestion would be a win.