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From James A Sutherland <>
Subject Re: HTML3.2 -> HTML4.0
Date Tue, 28 Nov 2000 09:37:11 GMT
On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, you wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Chris Pepper wrote:
> > At 4:32 PM -0800 2000/11/27, Joshua Slive wrote:
> > >Does anyone object to a massive search & replace of all the doctypes
> > >in httpd-docs-2.0 to put everything up to HTML4.0-Transitional?
> > >This would be the precurser to modifying the header.html and footer.html
> > >files to include the fancier header with hotlinks now used on the main doc
> > >page.
> > 	I'd rather use more-comprehensive headers that include the
> > DOCTYPE. Ideally, everything up through the body tag and standard top
> > elements would go in header.html and standard bottom elements would
> > go in footer.html
> I have no objection to that.  I assume you mean doing some fancy SSI
> variable define, and then using that define to set the <title> and <h1>.
> In order to do this, we would need two things:
> 1. An agreement on what the header.html should look like, and how
> it would be called.
> 2. A volunteer to edit each file by hand to put this in.  My proposal
> could have been implemented with a couple lines of perl.  This one
> requires touching all the files, and I am not willing to do that myself.

Does it need to be done by hand? If you parse the file to pull out the title
value, and the header.shtml ends with the opening <h1>, that shouldn't be too


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