Re: Conversion Programs? HTML complexity/compliance issues

James (
Mon, 18 Jul 1994 18:33:58 +0200

At 10:21 PM 7/11/94 +0200, John Lewis wrote:
>I have a feeling that many of us are still creating and maintaining HTML
>documents manually. In my view, the reason for this is that:
>1) There is not a basic "Do this and Don't do That" document regarding HTML
>creation. The intro to HTML doc's I've come across discuss the minimal HTML
>coding needed. However, they do not go into details about what to do and
>not to do to make the documents as complient as possible with regard to
>future generations of HTML.

I've got a document that is hardly the be-all and end-all of how HTML should
and shouldn't be composed, but is still a fairly comprehensive shot at
what you're asking for. My disclaimer, tho, is that it still needs polishing,
and I'm sure some of it is out-of-date or innaccurate since January, when
I wrote it.

It's called "Composing 'Good' HTML", and it's at
"". Comments are
welcome, but I doubt it'll get modified until August (when the happy
coincidences of free time and free access once again conflate...).