>I understand that Dave has revised the tables draft one more time, and that
we can proceed to Last Call on that one, right?
Well, we have to see it first, but if it's as described, yes, finally.
Note that the chasm you correctly describe is one between what we as
a group have described, on the one hand, and something else, mostly
undescribed, that browsers do. If vendors would issue specs for what they
think their products are doing we would at least have a description of
current practice. Heroic as were Dan's efforts in reverse-engineering
HTML ca. mid-1994, that approach takes too long.
And yes, that means that a DTD for Netscape is long overdue, from Netscape.
Likewise for Internet Explorer and Spyglass, too. Standards efforts work
only when the antagonists want them to (the peacekeeping parallel is the
Golan Heights). Otherwise nothing this group does can help (Somalia).
Terry Allen ([log in to unmask]), O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
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