Re: PROPOSAL: An extension mechanism for HTML

Christophe Bonnet (
Mon, 02 Oct 1995 12:48:30 +0100

> This is definitely a step in the right direction, but unless I'm
> mistaken, that only helps in situations where new functionality is
> introduced as container tags - if the new functionality is introduced as
> another attribute or a non-container element, then it doesn't help much,
> although the non-container tag can certainly have an ALT attribute.

My 2 cents : These non-container tags could easily be made into container
tags, which contain but the <ALT>...</ALT> construct. And in this case, both
the <ALT> and the </ALT> tags could be omitted, couldn't they ?

Hope my answer's not too naive...