Re: a compromise on tables, firstname.lastname@example.org (Dale Dougherty)
From: email@example.com (Dale Dougherty)
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1993 20:49:47 -0800
In-Reply-To: Dave_Raggett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Re: a compromise on tables, etc." (Dec 3, 6:29pm)
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To: Dave_Raggett <email@example.com>, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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