Re: Text offset around images

Jack Armstrong (Jack.Armstrong@systems.dhl.com)
Mon, 19 Dec 1994 07:49:05 -0800


From: Jack Armstrong <Jack.Armstrong@systems.dhl.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 1994 07:49:05 -0800
Message-Id: <9412190749.ZM16936@goose.systems.DHL.COM>
In-Reply-To: goer@mithra-orinst.uchicago.edu (Richard L. Goerwitz)
To: goer@mithra-orinst.uchicago.edu,
        Multiple recipients of list <www-html@www0.cern.ch>
Subject: Re: Text offset around images

On Dec 17,  7:15am, Richard L. Goerwitz wrote:
>
> I always start with NCSA Mosaic.  If it looks terrible somewhere
> else, I may modify it.  But I figure that it has to 1) work with
> Mosaic, and 2) make it through the HaLsoft HTML validation service's
> parser.  It doesn't make sense to standardize on an idiosyncratic
> commercial product whose source code we cannot even look at, still
> less modify.  Netscape is great to use, but not as the basis for
> designing HTML pages.
>
>    -Richard L. Goerwitz              goer%midway@uchicago.bitnet
>    goer@midway.uchicago.edu          goer@oi.uchicago.edu
>-- End of excerpt from Richard L. Goerwitz

I don't normally like 'me too' comments on a list like this, but I feel I
have to do so here.  I strongly agree with Richard's comments on any
move to a proprietary commercial standard for something like HTML.  Some
of the features of Netscape are commendable, and I occasionally use it,
but will resist any HTML that is not usable with the widest possible range
of HTML client/viewers.  When new HTML specs are approved on the net and new
clients are widely available (public domain *or* commercial, I don't mind
paying for better client software) I will be happy to make use of these new
features.  Not until.



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