Re: Netscape & New HTML

Kee Hinckley (nazgul@wraith.utopia.com)
Fri, 21 Oct 94 00:32:19 -0400


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Subject: Re: Netscape & New HTML 
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From: Kee Hinckley <nazgul@wraith.utopia.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 94 00:32:19 -0400
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> And also takes the ability of the client user to select how they want the 
> documents to be presented (i.e. large fonts, all courier (stupid I'll 
> grant, but who knows), etc.)

Funny you should mention that.  I was just talking to a potential
client today who had a major problem that he felt made it very
difficult to present his data online.

He couldn't specify the font that he needed to display his data in.

It's not an all or nothing world.  If I don't care what font you
look at my web page in, then use yours.  But that doesn't mean
that I don't have particular things that really need to be in
a particular font or a particular size.

> 	Getting text to flow around pictures
> 	Allowing pictures as backgrounds.

I'll certainly second that.  But note that if they do it, you'll
find yourself wanting more control over font size and type.


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Kee Hinckley                                               617/721-4671
nazgul@utopia.com				http://www.utopia.com/

I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept
responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate
everyone else's.

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