Comments on VHG DTD 1.0alpha

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Jun 5 21:04:36 BST 1998

Generic site comment: Fetching TM out of the Symbol font works only
with browsers that accept the nonstandard "face" attribute of FONT.
Netscape shows an ä instead, which is very ugly.  I suggest
"(TM)" as a plain-text workaround, since unlike ® the TM-symbol
has no legal standing.  (Of course, ™ would be the Right Thing.)

I think that the entryID attribute is a mistake.  Even non-validating
parsers will still return the correct value for the "id" entry.
People who want to use IDs that aren't XML Names can **** well
encode them.

When the Itsy Bitsy stabilizes, you may want to use it as the
content model for the admin, definition, and note elements.

I believe that you should force (using #FIXED) inline=true for
simple links, and inline=false for extended links.  This is a
general view of mine.

An excellent piece of work!

John Cowan		cowan at
	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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