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Re: FYI: Microsoft Pledges Improved FrontPage

From: Jim Rebman <James.Rebman@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Thu, 01 Oct 1998 16:00:02 -0600
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To: Robert Neff <rcn@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Just curious what these "improvements will be.  An "easier-to-use"
interface is what got us into this mess in the first place, isn't it?

As for the better integration, that just sounds like a fancy way of stating
that the other products will use HTML as a file format, but considering
what kinds of things those other products do, 1) is HTML as we now know it
capable of, and appropriate for these applications? and if not, what does
that say about the Microsoft pledge to abandon their practice of
proprietary extensions to HTML?  Where are we going with all of this -- is
it a better place or a worse one?  I'm not even going to try to guess at
this point.

-- Jim

James A. Rebman
University of Colorado, Boulder
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Technology - Enhanced Learning Laboratory

         "To accomplish great things we must first dream, then
          visualize, then plan... believe... act!"

          Alfred A. Montapert
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