Re: a compromise on tables, etc. (Dale Dougherty)
From: (Dale Dougherty)
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Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1993 20:49:47 -0800
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        "Re: a compromise on tables, etc." (Dec  3,  6:29pm)
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To: Dave_Raggett <>, weber@eit.COM
Subject: Re: a compromise on tables, etc.
Dave writes that tables are easy.  I don't want to argue
that point either way.  However, I have wondered if
tables are a special multimedia object that requires
its own "viewer," just as XV handles graphics.  I imagine
a separate table processor that WWW browsers can 
invoke.  It might even permit some manipulation of the
data, as would a spreadsheet.

This doesn't make tables any harder or easier to implement,
only that the resulting table processor could be invoked
from WWW browser instead of a lot of developers having to
write their own code.  


Dale Dougherty ( 
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