Re: Erm, is HTML content or presentation based?

Mike Batchelor (
Mon, 7 Aug 1995 15:22:50 -0400 (EDT)

Benjamin C. W. Sittler once wrote...
> Ignoring HTML 3 tags can certainly destroy some dicument structure. For
> example, ignoring IDs can break many hyperlinks of the #xxx variety. Also,
> ignoring containters like NOTE can cause distinct blocks of text to run
> together in undesired ways (hence the HR abuse now rampant in HTML 3
> docs... my own included.) Having browsers treat the new containers like
> <P> and recognize IDs would go a long way towards increasing the number of
> people writing HTML 3.

I should have been more concise. Any browser can ignore HTML v3
attributes (not tags, I didn't say "tags") added to HTML v2 tags, without
altering the content. Obviously, ignoring <note> or <fig> will change the

ID may be an exception, although <p id=foo> is still a <p> if you ignore
that attribute. Is Arena even supporting this yet?

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