Re: HTML and MIME?

Tim Berners-Lee (timbl)
Thu, 22 Apr 93 22:03:52 MET DST

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To: (Joe Germuska)
Subject: Re: HTML and MIME?
In-Reply-To: Your message of Thu, 22 Apr 93 10:56:37.
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 93 13:03:26 EDT
From: Edward Vielmetti <>

HTML as a MIME subtype had been waiting on a stable HTML spec to
present to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (the people who
keep track of such names).

I am lead to belive that the 'html.dtd' document type definition for
files according to the SGML standard has been successfully processed
by a commercial SGML package (SoftQuad Author/Editor). I'd encourage
people to try out other SGML systems (if necessary by posting stuff
to comp.text.sgml) and verify that we have the bugs shaken out, then
approach IANA with the spec.


Ed -- It has been run though sglms by Dan although not in the
very latest version. I think it is just waiting for me to
put the right Satus message on it to make it an ID to
put it in Joyce's direction.