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   Re: HTML != XML

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 12:53:58 -0400

Toby Speight wrote:

> I think it should be pointed out that HTML was *changed* in order to
> accommodate the browsers' behaviour.  Earlier drafts (HTML 3.0, IIRC)
> had  <!ELEMENT SCRIPT - - (#PCDATA)>, but the browsers didn't deal
> with it correctly.

If this is true, there's no evidence of it.  HTML 2.0 had no SCRIPT
element, and neither did HTML+ (1993) nor HTML 3.0 (1995).  It appears
full-blown in HTML 3.2 (1996-7) as a CDATA element.

Perhaps you are thinking of STYLE, which did appear in HTML 3.0 only
as (#PCDATA).

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