FW: INS, DEL and Collaborative Document Design

Thu, 7 Dec 1995 09:34:45 -0800

I have looked at this. I agree with you that <INS> and <DEL> need to be
expanded to be useful for document management. Attributes for author,
version, and time should be added.

<INS Author="Joe Brown" ver=1.1 Time="2:00am 12\4\95">This is inserted

An attribute also needs to be added to the body tag to show that a document
is protected for revisions. This would inform the editor that any text added
to or removed from the document should be marked as revisions.

<BODY protect="revisions">

Styles could be used to tell the browser how to display added and deleted

Susan Putnam
Microsoft Corporation

From: www-html@w3.org[SMTP:www-html@w3.org]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 1995 5:46 PM
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: INS, DEL and Collaborative Document Design

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 ........................... igraham@hprc.utoronto.ca
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