HTML heading for the grave ?????

Ernie Quah Cheng Hai (chenghai@ncb.gov.sg)
Wed, 26 Oct 1994 18:59:32 +0200


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Date: Wed, 26 Oct 1994 18:59:32 +0200
To: www-html@www0.cern.ch
From: chenghai@ncb.gov.sg (Ernie Quah Cheng Hai)
Subject: HTML heading for the grave ?????

        
Hi, 

My colleagues told me I would be stupid if I started marking up anything in
HTML now as HTML+ browsers when widely deployed in 2 years time would
render my documents obsolete and totally useless. 

According to them, HTML+ would not be backward compatible with HTML level 1
and Level 2 (what I would be using).

Is this true ??? Can't the people who build the browsers simply include the
code for the old browsers and invoke it when they come across something
that cannot be parsed according to HTML+ ???

Would they really be stupid enough to ignore the millions of pages of
existing Web information on the Internet ???

Please enlighten me !!!

Thanks.

Ernie