... I would like to point out the following lines in the HTML4 DTD:
<!ELEMENT TR - O (TH|TD)+ -- table row -->
<!ELEMENT (TH|TD) - O (%flow;)* -- table header cell, table data cell-->
Make special note of the "O", meaning that the end tags may be omitted. Why, then did my last entry produce broken table rendering in Safari, until I added the end tags, producing no change in the SGML parse tree? What year is this again? Perhaps I really need to switch to some method of publishing livejournal entries that runs the text through sgmlnorm first.
I'm making good progress today — wrote 500 words for a book chapter on the history of 802.11 security. My estimate is that I need to write about 10 times as much, and I still have two weeks, which should be enough time. Though it's a rough estimate, since I was given a suggested length in pages, but no guidelines on spacing or font size. I was also reassured a bit when I checked the publication schedule again and noticed that the camera-ready proofs won't be required until mid-October, so the version I'm writing now doesn't have to have every single word perfect.