Dan drew a matrix on the board for discussion. The vertical axis listed several issues or features which need to be resolved or agreed upon. The horizontal axis listed current and future versions of HTML:
Unfortunately, due to time constraints the group never completed its review of Dan's matrix, nor a determination of the status of each issue/feature and the time-frame in which it should be considered part of standard HTML. However, through the magic of electronic communications, Dan has provided us with a summary of the views and consensus that he believes was reached in that meeting and at other venues at the conference.
============================================================================= Feature 1.3 1.x 2.0 2.x 3.0 3.x ============================================================================= Images S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 _____________________________________________________________________________ Forms - I,P S2 S2 S2 S2 _____________________________________________________________________________ Tables - P P P,I S3 S3 _____________________________________________________________________________ Figures - - - I S3 S3 _____________________________________________________________________________ Mathematics - - - P I S3? _____________________________________________________________________________ Character Sets - - - P ? ? _____________________________________________________________________________ Style Sheets - - - P ? ? _____________________________________________________________________________ Typed Links P P P,I ? ? ? _____________________________________________________________________________ Scripting - - - ? ? ? _____________________________________________________________________________ lack of
S0 S0 O O O O _____________________________________________________________________________ read into SGML - - - - - - editor _____________________________________________________________________________ Omittag - - - - - - _____________________________________________________________________________ Legend: P = Proposed for inclusion in HTML I = Public implementations (at least 2) available S0 = Standard, level 0. Required for minimal conformance. S1 = Standard, level 1. Required for level 1 conformance. S2 = Standard, level 2. Required for level 2 conformance. S3 = Standard, level 3. Required for level 3 conformance. O = Obsolete
Descriptions of each of the items in the issues/features column:
Effective with the release of HTML 2.0 and browsers which claim support for that DTD, HTML forms will be considered a standard part of the language and must be supported to claim conformance.
Effective with the release of HTML 2.0 and browsers which claim support for that DTD, <P> will henceforth be used in combinatiuon with </P> to create a container for paragraphs.