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HTML+ (Hypertext markup format)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Dr. Dave Raggett
Last updated 1993-11-08
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This draft presents a proposal for a light weight delivery format for browsing and querying information in a web of globally distributed hypertext, accessible over the Internet. HTML+ embodies a pageless model making it suitable for efficient rendering on a wide range of display types, for example, VT100 terminals, X11 Workstations, Windows 3.x and the Macintosh. HTML+ is based upon SGML, and represents document elements at a logical level, e.g. headers, paragraphs, lists, tables, and figures. Authors can choose to create HTML+ documents directly, or to use filters to convert from other formats such as LaTeX, Framemaker, and Word for Windows. HTML+ has grown out of several years experience with the HTML document format in the World Wide Web community. Browser writers are experimenting with extensions to HTML and it is now appropriate to draw these ideas together into a revised document format. The new format is designed to allow a gradual roll over from HTML, adding features like tables, captioned figures and fill-out forms for querying remote databases or mailing questionnaires.


Dr. Dave Raggett

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