Re: Netscape & New HTML

Tue, 25 Oct 1994 19:43:32 +0100

Kee Hinckley writes:

>[...postscript, rtf, etc compliant browesers ...]

>Nothing *prevents* them. However it's a pretty large hurdle to
>climb for a product of questionable marketability. When the market
>matures it will happen. In the meantime HTML has to play all things
>to all people.

There are postscript viewers at least that can be fired off by Mosaic or
perhaps even Netscape (I haven't tested this). HTML can't play all things
to all people - all it can do is provide a methodology for including
simple formatting information in documents. Browsers then render these
documents according to their own rules.

>I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept
>responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate
>everyone else's.

I think it was Oscar Wilde who said that selfishness is not doing what you
want, it's demanding of others that they do what you want.