Redefining the markup language on the fly?

Bert Bos (
Fri, 10 Jun 1994 16:20:06 +0200 (METDST)

I think the meaning of RENDER needs some clarification:

|> >
|> >And now use <NEW_TAG> all over the place. What happens when I want to
|However, it will make it impossible to completely
|regularize the language as an SGML DTD. That is,
|it would be impossible to parse a document that
|added new tags in this manner.

`Render' is not used to introduce new tags, rather it is used to
define styles for elements already introduced in the document subset
(see my earlier post `Re: meta information (-->in body)' of 2 Jun

Therefore, there is no sense in using `render' without at least one of
`equiv' or `style' defined.

The HTML+ DTD shows an example (though without much explanation), see


PS. the message I referred to is archived in Nick Arnett's www-html
archive as , but the layout
has suffered a bit...

PPS. There is a small error in that message, can you find it?

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