Re: HTML 3 DTD? [was: frames ]

Daniel W. Connolly (
Fri, 15 Dec 1995 00:37:52 -0500

In message <>, Abigail writes:
>Daniel W. Connolly wrote:
>[ Example using Netscapisms and a <!doctype> deleted ]
>++ I'm curious about what folks mean by:
>++ "-//IETF//DTD HTML 3.0//EN"
>++ As far as I know, there's no HTML 3.0 DTD that the IETF owns. In
>Hmm, I have sgmls installed on my system, and that uses a catalog file,
>which contains, among others, the line:
> -- $Id: catalog,v 1.1 1994/10/07 21:35:07 connolly Exp $ --
>It also lists "-//IETF//DTD HTML 3.0//EN" as the most general way to
>refer to level 3 html.
>Now, I do not know whether IETF owns an HTML 3.0 DTD, but if
>"-//IETF//DTD HTML 3.0//EN" is not a correct way to refer to that DTD,
>then why is it listed in the sgmls catalogue file?

I just checked, and my v1.1 catalog file has no HTML 3.0 entry. Somebody
has edited that file since I released it. Here's the md5 sum of my 1.1 catalog:

connolly@beach ../html-spec[641] cvs update -p -r1.1 catalog | md5sum
Checking out catalog
RCS: /afs/,v
VERS: 1.1
51e8e53e108e3cfad03d209e4358b81a -