Re: Netscape & New HTML

Bjoern Stabell (bjoerns@acm.org)
Sun, 23 Oct 1994 15:47:26 +0100 (MET)


From: bjoerns@acm.org (Bjoern Stabell)
Message-Id: <199410231447.AA188483647@diplom3.cs.uit.no>
Subject: Re: Netscape & New HTML
To: www-html@www0.cern.ch
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 1994 15:47:26 +0100 (MET)
In-Reply-To: <no.id> from "Jari Tomminen" at Oct 22, 94 05:11:21 pm

] One question - just one...
] 
] > I've stated this myself a couple of times before.  Nothing prevents
] > developers of WWW clients to support other document languages
] > explicitly like PostScript, PDF, TeX, etc.
] 
] How do you place WWW 'compatible' hypertext links into a PostScript file or 
] PDF or TeX or...??? *Easily*...

Maybe you should take a look at the Hyper-G project; they're
including their very own (and very good, anti-aliasing)
PostScript renderer/viewer which supports hypertext links.

All this bitchering about what goes into HTML and what doesn't
makes me wonder why we don't create two standards: presentation
oriented HTML and semantically structured HTML.  With the typing
capabilities of MIME, a browser can easily distinguish between
and support multiple formats.


Bye,
-- 
Bjoern Stabell <bjoerns@acm.org>