- RFC 1866
HTML 2.0 (Proposed Standard)
- Official Specification of HTML 2.0. A detailed specification for Version 2.0 of HTML. This is the current IETF specification for HTML. Most browsers support various extensions, many of which are incorporated into HTML 3.2.
- RFC 1867
FORM-based File Uploads (Experimental)
- FORM-based file upload specification. Covers changes to HTML, as well as specification of a new Internet Media Type (multipart/form-data) for the uploaded data.
- RFC 1942
HTML Tables (Experimental)
- Specification for table markup in HTML -- largely incorporated into the HTML 3.2 specifications.
- RFC 2070
Internationalization of HTML (Proposed Standard)
- A specification of extensions to HTML required for fully internationalized documents. This covers issues such as the directionality of text layout (left-to-right and right-to-left), special characters and language specifiction.
- RFC 1980
Client-Side Image Maps (Informational)
- An extension to HTML proposed by Jim Seidman of Spyglass, Inc. This has been widely implemented, and is incorporated into the HTML 3.2 specifications.
W3C HTML 3.2 Reference Specification
- The World Wide Web's reference specification for HTML 3.2. This specification is essentially a description of "current practice" as of mid-1996. It is essentially an extension of HTML 2 to cover the widely supported attributes (ALIGN) and elements (FONT, BASEFONT, APPLET, EMBED) introduced with HTML 3 or by software vendors.
HTML for Netscape Navigator
- Netscape Navigator supports a variant HTML with a number of enhancements upon the accepted standards. The above reference contains a relatively complete description of the "Netscape" HTML -- note, however, that there are (as of December, 1996) some small errors in this documentation.
HTML for Microsoft Internet Explorer
- In turn, Microsoft Internet Explorer 3 supports a variant HTML with a number of enhancements upon the accepted standards. The above reference contains links to the current Microsoft specifications for their own version of HTML -- note, however, that there are (as of December, 1996) some small errors in this documentation.
HTML 3.0 (Expired Internet Draft)
- Dave Raggett's proposals for HTML 3.0. This draft never became an RFC, due to a lack of consensus on the Working group. Many of hte ideas from HTML 3 went into the tables RFC, and into the W3C proposals for next generation HTML.
Inserting OBJECTs Into HTML (W3C Working Draft)
- A Description of the proposed OBJECT element for the arbitrary inclusion of objects (data, programs, etc.) within an HTML document. Microsoft Internet Explorer supports some components of this draft.
Internet Dialects - Internet Media and SGML Document Types (W3C Working Draft)
- This document suggests the use of URIs as system identifiers for document type definitions, allowing decentralized evolution of the language. The use of marked sections as a transition technique and the continued use of the level mechanism for standardized points in the evolution path are discussed.
Hypertext Links in HTML (Expired Internet Draft)
- A description of hypertext linking model in HTML, with discussion of values and meanings for particular REL and REV attribute values.
HTML and Stylesheets (W3C Working Draft)
- A description of mechanisms for linking HTML elements to associated formatting instructions, specified using stylesheets
IETF HTML-WG Notes
- An excellent collection of notes on the workings of the HTML Working Group, including a summary of all the documents that have come out of the group.
W3C Notes on HTML
- Notes on HTML sponsored by the W3C. This gives a good overview of the development of HTML to date, and often describes new activities and ideas coming out of the Consortium.
Dan Connolly's Notebook on the History of HTML
- Dan's record of the historical development of HTML. THis includes records of earlier standards proposals, notes from various meetings and working groups, and some personal notes by various parties. A very useful historical reference.
Jonathan Rosenne's Hebrew Page
- Jonathan Rosenne's compilation of documents related to the use of Hebrew in computer applications, including the Web.
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Last Updated: 8 February 1999