Re: color: NCSA Mosaic, Netscape, and HTML3

Lou Montulli (
Tue, 18 Jul 1995 12:43:45 -0700

> I don't have a problem with NCSA implementing the Netscape <body>
> attributes in the new WinMosaic. I have a problem with them documenting
> them as being part of HTML v3.0, when they clearly are not. NCSA is
> considered an authority by many people on things to do with the WWW. It's
> unfortunate enough that Netscape is disseminating mis-information to
> bolster its bottom line, at the expense of the Web as a whole. That NCSA
> is contributing to the trend of fragmenting the Web into vendor-specific
> ghettos is doubly unfortunate. I just wrote them a note pointing out the
> error, and kindly asking them to correct it to reflect the true status of
> the HTML v3 DTD.
If multiple vendors are supporting these BODY tags then they
are obviously not vendor-specific. Perhaps they are just a
good idea that should be added to the HTML 3 spec?


Lou Montulli       
       Netscape Communications Corp.