Re: Format Negociation in Practice

Joe English (
Wed, 02 Nov 1994 10:32:45 -0800

Dave Raggett <> wrote:

> By keeping HTML 3.0 clean and simple, we can make this broad interoperability
> a reality. Any browsers that don't include the version number would be assume
> d
> to lack support for 3.0. In this way servers can provide down graded HTML 2.0
> documents to older clients. Is anyone interested in helping to write a filter
> for 3.0 -> 2.0?

I'll volunteer! Just get me a DTD...

I'm currently working on some general-purpose SGML-to-HTML
utilities for CoST. CoST is currently much too slow to be
used as an on-demand server-side filter, but the basic ideas
should be transferable to other utilities.

--Joe English