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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 14:41:19 -0500

Draft 5 of the Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Simple Hypertext DTD is now
out at http://www.ccil.org/~cowan/XML/ibtwsh.dtd .
There are two main new features:

1) The references to the XML-ized entity sets are no longer commented
out, so you'll need them to do validation against IBTWSH.  You
can retrieve them at:


2) I have added the elements HTML, HEAD, TITLE, STYLE, and BODY, so
that IBTWSH can be used to describe complete documents as well as
document parts.  Appropriate content models and attribute lists are
supplied.  If HTML is used, then HEAD, TITLE, and BODY are mandatory.
You can suppress the declaration of these elements by setting
a parameter entity, for backward compatibility.

Note:  There is an incompatibility between IBTWSH documents and HTML 4.0
documents, in that under IBTWSH, but not HTML, character data can appear
directly within the BODY element without an intervening block element.
This may be fixed eventually.  Most browsers (as opposed to validators)
don't care.

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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