Re: textured backgrounds

Dave Hollander (
Thu, 19 Jan 95 15:13:29 EST

> It would not be difficult to generate a long list of very appealing
> features to add to HTML (there are 250+ subscribers to this list at the
> moment), and it is hard to resist the temptation in the face of the
> persuasion of Arena's aesthetics, for example.

It is more than aesthetics. If you look at Access HP ( you
will see a lot of gif files being used just to get the "HP Frame". This
background pattern and use of color in very important to the people
who own this material.

Also, this needs to be more than just color or nXn textures.

While it may not seem to some that presentation control is important,
I believe most people working on web based commerce would not agree.

> Now that the 2.0 spec is pretty much in place, I wonder if it's time
> re-examine our agenda at a higher level, to see if there is a consensus
> about what should be near the top, and why?


Dave Hollander