"Alan (Miburi-san) Wexelblat" <wex@media.mit.edu>
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From: "Alan (Miburi-san) Wexelblat" <wex@media.mit.edu>
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Subject: www-standards?
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I agree with Terry when s/he says:
> The future is that we will have browsers that handle arbitrary DTDs using
> arbitrary style sheets.

In fact, such browsers already exist in the form of most commercial SGML
products.  It's a relatively small task to extend the interfaces of those
SGML tools to be HTTP-compatible (at least I hope it's small 'cause I need
to do it :)

Once these tools are available as Web clients (and hopefully with HTML as a
compliant DTD), the complexity will be completely hidden.

I think this will be the state of the Web world in 1 yr or less.

--Alan Wexelblat, Reality Hacker, Author, and Cyberspace Bard
Media Lab - Advanced Human Interface Group	wex@media.mit.edu
Voice: 617-258-9168 Page: 617-945-1842		na53607@anon.penet.fi
"To sacrifice strength and flexibility on the altar of backwards-
compatibility is like asking the human being to express the DNA for
cyanobacteria just because he's evolved from them." --Mark Pesce