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Re: HTML interpreter vs. HTML user agent

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 17:04:53 -0700
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <48884946-7CB6-47C7-AB72-0FD30FC0599C@apple.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

On May 28, 2009, at 4:46 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

>
> On May 28, 2009, at 12:22 PM, Roy T. Fielding 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.
>
> First of all, this is an argument from authority.
>
> Second, if you are trying to make some connection, HTML  
> implementations don't work at all the way Interlisp did, and are  
> even more certainly not required to per spec.
>
> Third, if Larry feels there is a resemblance between

I meant to say: Third, if Larry feels there is a resemblance between  
his implementation work on Interlisp and the general category of all  
applications that consume HTML, he can say so. But I don't think that  
is at all what he meant.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Friday, 29 May 2009 00:05:30 GMT

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