INS, DEL and Collaborative Document Design

Ian Graham (
Mon, 4 Dec 95 20:46:43 -0500

I am planning a project to look at collaborative HTML document
development via the Web. I am thinking of using the proposed
HTML 3 elements INS and DEL to delineate the changes associated
with different versions or a document, with appropriate
attributes to reflect authorship, version numbers and so on.
This is because I need this information at the client side,
to allow toggling between different versions and so that much
of the document management intelligence can be built into
the client agent. But, I don't want to waste time
repeating what someone else may have already done, or waste
time on what has already been shown to be a *Bad Idea*.

Has anyone looked at integrating this type of functionality
into HTML or other markup languages?


Dr. Ian Graham ...........................
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