HTML 4.0 Specification

W3C Working Draft 8-July-1997

This is: http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-html40-970708/


This specification defines the HyperText Markup Language (HTML), version 4.0, the publishing language of the World Wide Web. In addition to the text, multimedia, and hyperlink features of the previous versions of HTML, HTML 4.0 supports more multimedia options, scripting languages, style sheets, better printing facilities, and documents that are more accessible to users with disabilities. HTML 4.0 also takes great strides towards the internationalization of documents, with the goal of making the Web truly World Wide.

Status of this document

This is a W3C Working Draft for review by W3C members and other interested parties. It is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use W3C Working Drafts as reference material or to cite them as other than "work in progress". This is work in progress and does not imply endorsement by, or the consensus of, either W3C or members of the HTML working group.

This document has been produced as part of the W3C HTML Activity, and is intended as a draft of a proposed recommendation for HTML.

The latest version of this document can be retrieved from the list of W3C technical reports at <http://www.w3.org/TR/> and is available as a gzip'ed tar file, a zip file, as well as a postscript (about 200 pages).

We also plan to provide translations in other languages, although the English version provides the normative specification.

HTML 4.0 replaces HTML 3.2, specified in http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html32.



Please send detailed comments on this document to www-html-editor@w3.org. We cannot garantee a personal response but we will try when it is appropriate. Public discussion on HTML features takes place on www-html@w3.org.