Re: Toward Closure on HTML

Jim Davis (
Tue, 5 Apr 1994 14:51:15 -0400

> From Tue Apr 5 14:14:13 1994
> I think forms should be an optional feature, and a client
> should advertise support ala:
> Accept: image/gif
> Accept: application/html-form

> I'm leaning towards making the HTML-FORM document type a superset of
> HTML, and including it as a sort of appendix to the spec.

This would be fine with me, and it would in fact be a WIN. I had
to go to extra pain with my server to try and guess whether the client
supported forms or not. I did this by looking at the User-Agent header,
and then I had to wire into my code knowledge about which release of Mosaic
and Lynx did and did not support forms.

Dan's suggestion would be a win.