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Re: HTML interpreter vs. HTML user agent

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 16:49:46 -0700
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <94D64EE4-DB59-49B7-9B8E-031DE41F88CB@apple.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>

On May 28, 2009, at 1:07 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:

> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Roy T. Fielding  
> <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
>> On May 28, 2009, at 3:17 AM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>>
>>> On May 28, 2009, at 12:52 AM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> HTML application = {HTML interpreter, HTML generator}
>>>
>>> Please see my post on this thread for why the term "HTML  
>>> interpreter" is
>>> inaccurate and grating.
>>
>> I saw it.  I suggest you do a little more research on the term,
>> because Larry is about thirty years ahead of you on that.
>> See Interlisp.
>
> Links are a lot more useful than simply suggesting to "do a little
> more research".
>
> I spent a little time trying to find information about an Interlisp
> interpreter that is different from the kind of interpreter than what
> Maciej was referring to, but didn't find anything easy to digest.
> Links would be helpful.

Some time ago, Larry worked on an Interlisp, a Lisp implementation  
that is an interpreter in the classical sense (generates bytecode,  
interprets the bytecode). I think Roy meant to imply that this gives  
Larry the standing to decide what is and isn't an interpreter.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Thursday, 28 May 2009 23:50:27 GMT

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