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Re: proposal for a new html tag

From: David - Morris <dwm@shell.portal.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 1995 22:29:02 -0800 (PST)
To: html work group <html-wg@oclc.org>, http working group <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.90.950322222455.18532C-100000@jobe.shell.portal.com>


On Wed, 22 Mar 1995, Liam Relihan wrote:

> If we are only interested in folding as a means to allow readers to skim 
> through text and selectively reveal interesting bits, then this just 
> requires a new tag in HTML and browsers that will fold/unfold text in 
> response to this tag. 
> Aside: Should a recursive fold be allowed ?
> 
> However, if we are interested in folding as a means to reduce network 
> traffic, then things get somewhat more complex as has already been 
> suggested by others.
> 
I think folding provides a nice intersection between two objectives ...
that of helping the user cope with information AND by helping the user
implicitly request less information up front reduce/manage network
traffic.  Serving the user and network with the same feature!

Dave Morris
Received on Wednesday, 22 March 1995 22:37:56 EST

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