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Removed the zipped version (since my entire site is now available as zipped).
Fixed ISINDEX example.
Some fixes, including corrections to the discussion of URLs.
Added a note about onconsistent browser support to START in OL and VALUE in LI inside OL, making it practically not recommendable to try to start item numbering at 0. 2000-05-15
Added a note about align="middle" for img.
Added a discussion of relative URLs and otherwise improved the section on URLs.
Added a link to Michael Hamm's HTML Tutorial -- Writing Web Pages.
Added a link to Mikodocs HTML Quick List.
Added a link to WDG validator. Updated notes on the FONT tag (particularly as regards to SIZE).
Added a warning that percentages in AREA elements are often misunderstood by browsers (as pixel values).
Fixed links to resources at Javasoft.
Modified the way Boutell's "dusty old FAQ" is referred to and commented on.
Fixed and extended a bit Using tables to represent menus.
Fixed some errors in the description of alignment attributes for table cells.
Removed link to Webtechs.
Fixed a rotten link to a nice document How do I stop my background image from tiling?.
Updated the discussion of URL encodings to take RFC 2396 into account.
Removed reference to HTML Elements List by Sandia National Laboratories. They took it away - and it was really old.
Rephrased the statement about
FONT FACE being "nonstandard".
Added a link to Dan's Web Tips.
Changed the recommendations on META. Keywords are not that useful.
Changed the discussion of media types:
Made the downloadable version use the filename format m_n.html instead of m.n.html in order to make it useable on systems with DOS filename format, too. (I did not want to change the filename format used in the online version, since there are lots of documents around which refer to the names using the old format.)
Added a link to my list of links to tutorials and other documents about forms.
Added an annotated link to Laura Lemay's MIME Types and File Extensions.
Added a link to my document about "special Windows characters and to my character set tutorials.
It's probably not advisable to use SMALL within SUB, so removed it from an example in the text and from a separate example.
Changed wrotten (!) link to article about Sisyphos to something more useful, Jacob Nielsen's alertbox on linkrot.
Changed the example on using B to something more meaningful.
Changed "eg" to "e.g." and "ie" to "i.e." for readability and translatability.
Added a link to my Choices in HTML forms - and fixed examples according to the advice given there!
Changed the form in Checking your HTML to use the W3C validator instead of the outdated KGV validator.
Added links to my Choices in HTML forms.
Added a direct link to AltaVista's page on META elements (it's somewhat hidden there).
Fixed a link to WebReference's glossaries page.
Added ",1998" to the copyright notice.
Fixed the form in the subsection, due to changes which have been made to the translation service.
Added a link to a discussion of the problems caused by tilde (~) in URLs.
Changed Information about services for using HTML forms due to discontinuation in Meng Weng Wongs service.
Removed link to Oleg K's HTML shop. It seems to have vanished from cyberspace, except for a copy which is probably unofficial.
Fixed some typos and updated link to a Cicero site in an example.
Improved information about checking HTTP headers in section Media types. The Telnet method doesn't seem to work on Telnet clients on PCs, so it is better to Delorie's service.
Also added a link to HTML 4.0 in Netscape and Explorer and to Internet glossaries page by WebReference.
Updated links to FlashBase in Information about services for using HTML forms
Substantial changes to the separate document on
due to changes which seem to have been made
in the query syntax of
Updated the link to Heikki Kantola's list of validators and checkers.
Added information about FlashBase to Information about services for using HTML forms
Changed info about IE rendering VAR badly - IE 4.0 seems to have that fixed. Added a link to the tutorial How the web works: HTTP and CGI explained by Lars Marius Garshol.
Added information about The SGML Handbook into the section about the HTML 3.2 spec, and reorganized that section a bit.
Added a link to Multipart Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) which lists several commonly used unregistered media types.
Added a link to Jacob Nielsen's excellent alertbox Using Link Titles to Help Users Predict Where They Are Going
Added a link to Delorie's search engine simulator (to descr. of
Added information about deprecation of elements and attributes in HTML 4.0 and changed examples to avoid deprecated features.
Added a very short history of the document, with a link to this revision history.
Fixed a bug in the description of the
The bug was caused by changing a URL in an example without realizing
the effect on the meaning of the
BASE element where it occurs.
Added anchor name
omitquotes to make
comments on allowable quote omission referrable.
Fixed a link to "HTML 1.0" from
(due to change made at the W3C site).