Re: Toward Closure on HTML

marca@eit.COM (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 1994 23:59:51 --100
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From: marca@eit.COM (Marc Andreessen)
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Subject: Re: Toward Closure on HTML
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"Rob Raisch, The Internet Company" writes:
> HURRAH!  Praise the maker, another has come into the light.
> This idea comes around every so often.  It is a good idea.  It 
> is the correct thing to do.  I believe we should do it.

I still don't see why.  ???

> Having said that, I'd like to go on record as stating that I don't 
> believe we ever WILL do it.
> There is a feeling that anything which breaks current practice -- even 
> though it is the correct and logical thing to do, even though it fixes 
> something which has been broken since HTML was first created -- is BAD.
> Would you like to see HTML (and what it can become) served out of every
> cable box/information superhighway control widget in the country?  I
> would.  I think it's strong enough.  I think it's the right choice. 
> Let's build tools for the future - not tools shackled to the past.

Yeah, but agreeing on that is the easy part :-).  What we keep having
trouble coming to consensus on is what's the future vs what's a