Re: Whitespace (Lou Montulli)
From: (Lou Montulli)
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Subject: Re: Whitespace
To: marca@eit.COM (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 94 14:16:57 CST
In-reply-to: <9401130651.AA10778@eit.COM>; from "Marc Andreessen" at Jan 12, 94 10:51 pm
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> > As stated before, HTML documents are intended to be viewed
> > on a variety of platforms in viewers of varying
> > capabilities.  Delivering fully formatted documents (let
> > alone multimedia) in a platform-independent format is a
> > very tough problem.  But Adobe has taken a crack at it with
> > Acrobat.  Instead of trying to get HTML to do things
> > it wasn't designed for, why not deliver a PDF Content-type
> > and spawn an Acrobat reader?  Let's leverage the work
> > that has already been done.
> Acrobat isn't free and/or ubiquitous, and Acrobat doesn't provide
> network-wide hypermedia.
> Marc
Right, replica from Faralon is a much better solution!  Their
readers are absolutly free and they are willing to work with
the web communtity to add network-wide hyperlinks. (they are
already adding local hyperlinks).  It only costs money
to buy a replica document creator, which runs about $50, far
cheaper than Acrobat.

The only problem with replica is that they don't currently
have an Xwindows browser. :(  I had heard that they were
talking to NCSA about contracting to write an Xwindows version.

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