WWW94: a review of the HTML+ document format
presented by david raggett, hewlett packard laboratories.
HTML is the current standard for hypertext documents, the foundation on which
the World Wide Web is built on. but the definitions of HTML do not provide
many means to the author to describe the layout of a document.
basically, HTML provides the following features:
- six levels of headings
- various types of lists
- line breaks
- horizontal rulers
- different character styles (bold, italic, underline)
- special characters ("umlaute", etc.)
- a special address format
- in-line graphics
- search indexes
- and most important: links to other documents
the proposed extensions would add the following features:
- MARGIN to emphasize part of a document by defining different margins
- ALIGN to let text "flow" around pictures
- ISMAP to define anchors to parts of pictures so one can click on for
"blow up" for example
- fill-out forms
- tables (not just simple ones !)
- support for mathematical equations: subscripts, superscripts plus
special characters and symbols
- document declarations to provide additional information to the browser
- PATH allows to define a link as a sequence of documents ("guided tour")
- and many more ...
see also the
HTML+ Document Type Definition by dave raggett, april 1994.
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