Re: Netscape v NCSA, Progress?

Steinar Bang (
Wed, 26 Oct 1994 00:55:59 +0100

>>>>> On Tue, 25 Oct 1994 14:56:54 +0100, Tony Sanders <> said:

> The real point of the HTML standard is to make sure that different browsers
> are able to read HTML files and display them and to the best of my knowledge
> *NONE* of the Mozilla extensions violate the HTML spec, specifically:
> 3.4.4 Undefined Tag and Attribute Names
> ...
> The behavior of WWW applications reading HTML documents and
> discovering tag or attribute names which they do not understand
> should be to behave as though, in the case of a tag, the whole
> tag had not been there but its content had, or in the case of an
> attribute, that the attribute had not been present.


This clause is there to allow for older stuff not following the
standard. It was not put there to give a carte blanche to arbitrary
new additions to the standard.

My solution:

Use the suggested <p align="center">Center me!</p> and bitch to MCOM
that their browser(s) doesn't display this correctly.

- Steinar


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