Re: Hyperlinks: 3.3, agree with Martin; new req. 3.4, self-revealing links.
To: Michael Sperberg-McQueen <U35395@UICVM.UIC.EDU>, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Hyperlinks: 3.3, agree with Martin; new req. 3.4, self-revealing links.
From: Martin Bryan <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 1996 08:15:33 +0000
From firstname.lastname@example.org Sat Dec 21 03: 16:56 1996
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At 12:48 20/12/96 CST, Michael Sperberg-McQueen wrote:
>Neither of these, however, seems to me to fall into the class
>'minimum progress needed to declare victory'. We can declare victory
>-- even more important, we can earn victory -- without either of
>these things. (If they were absolutely essential to all users,
>systems that lack them would have no users. The Web does have
>users; ergo, ...)
Web users stick to HTML - why should they change to XML if XML's linking
mechanism is no better than HTML's. Many of us web users are screaming at
W3C to improve linking so we can manage our links better, and so that we can
offer sensible hierarchies of possible information providers. If they don't
improve HTML soon some of us are going to have to find an alternative. It
would be nice if that alternative could be XML.
Martin Bryan, The SGML Centre, Churchdown, Glos. GL3 2PU, UK
Phone/Fax: +44 1452 714029 WWW home page: http://www.u-net.com/~sgml/