Re: Please Tables in HTML+

Dave_Raggett (
Wed, 3 Nov 93 14:40:48 GMT

Terry Allen writes:

> Dave, would you be willing to cut down the present HTML+ DTD,
> call the smaller version HTML+, and save the present HTML+ DTD
> as HTML++ (or HTML3, or something)? so long as there's a spec,
> that's all I want.

I propose we define the compliance of browsers with HTML+ in terms
of a sequence of levels:

Level 0 Plain old HTML with HR and BR etc.

Level 1 Level 0 + new presentation tags, e.g. strikethru

Level 2 Level 1 + new paragraph and list styles, e.g. <note>

Level 3 Level 2 + fill-out forms and figures <IMAGE> and <FIG>

Level 4 Level 3 + tables, and support for standard LINKs

Level 5 Level 4 + math

This takes the pressure off browser writers and gives them staged goals.
Documents could indicate their level in the HTMLPLUS element. We can argue
precisely what is and what isn't in each level on www-talk. I will then
document this in a revision to the HTML+ Internet Draft.

Dave Raggett