Re: anchors with the same name. (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 93 02:45:19 -0500
From: (Marc Andreessen)
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To: Klaus Harbo <>
Subject: Re: anchors with the same name.
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> PS. I thought I'd post this on list as well... -K.

To fill in the context for this transfer of a private email msg to a
broader audience: Mr. Harbo sent me email (I have since deleted it)
saying "I am writing a browser; don't be condescending; I see it's
late where you are so I'll take that into account" or something along
those lines; below, he quotes my email response to that.

Klaus Harbo writes:
> > I wasn't trying to be condescending -- I didn't know you are
> > writing a browser, like I said.
> Allright.
> > How is that condescending?  
> Well, to me it implied that I couldn't express my opinion about error
> message reporting, except if I was part of the browser coding WWW
> hard-core. Well, I'm sorry if I got it wrong.

Of course you can express your opinion, and of course I can either
disagree with it, or (as I in fact did) express surprise that the
situation affects you -- as I was in fact not aware that you are
writing a browser yourself.

Lately I have been getting pounded on from all sides on a number of
issues.  The latest seems to be the fact that we have a more robust
parser/formatter than most other browsers.  As is usual when I have
people on all sides telling me wildly contradictory things (it's
wonderful, it's horrible -- and yes, people do use those exact
adjectives), I'm not sure what to think.  All I know is, Abe Lincoln
was right.

Thanks for the info on your work; it's very interesting.