According to the W3C site, HTML 2.0:
HTML 2.0 (RFC 1866) was developed by the IETF's HTML Working Group, which closed in 1996. It set the standard for core HTML features based upon current practice in 1994. Note that with the release of RFC 2854, RFC 1866 has been obsoleted and its current status is HISTORIC.
I really dig looking at these old documents. I'm writing this in 2001, and these were written only a few years ago, but it might as well have been written in the stone age. So much has changed.
For good measure, here's an image I found a few months ago -from a time when people were complaining of how Netscape was not the true experience of the web. "OFFICIAL HTML 2.0 - GUARANTEED NETSCAPISM-FREE" - - that's got to make you smile - and make you consider how many innovations have been decried as heresy but end up being quite useful.
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