Re: Revised Beginner's Guide to HTML available for perusal

ASTS Ken Sall (
Tue, 19 Apr 94 18:38:17 EDT (Kenneth Chang) wrote:

>> At a length of 14 pages (printed), this guide is already too long for
>> documenting a supposedly "lightweight" format. I left
>> out discussions of <HTML>, <HEAD>, and <BODY> because they really aren't
>> needed for simple documents and would take a couple of pages to explain
>> them properly.
>> I'll probably add a paragraph under "For more information" that says something
>> like "Everything in this guide works, but is not exactly grammatically
>> precise HTML. Sort of like Cockney."

Although I acknowledge 14 pages is long for a Beginners' Guide,
I also think it is important to use <HTML>, <HEAD>, and <BODY>
at least in your "Longer Example", perhaps with a link in the
"Here is a longer example" paragraph saying:
"For a discussion of <HTML>, <HEAD>, and <BODY>, see..."
In fact, there should be link with text that mentions HTML+, IMHO.

I used the Beginners' Guide and created a number of files before
I saw examples using <HEAD>, and <BODY>. I wish I had seen them on day one.

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