Re: Netscape & New HTML

Albert Lunde (Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu)
Wed, 26 Oct 1994 18:18:26 -0600


Message-Id: <199410262318.AA289743500@relay.acns.nwu.edu>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 1994 18:18:26 -0600
To: www-html@www0.cern.ch
From: Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu (Albert Lunde)
Subject: Re: Netscape & New HTML

Standardization should try to extend HTML somewhat, but not make it do
everything.

It seems like general SGML support is a way to address the demand for more
structured documents, while page description languages like Postscript are
the way to address demands for full author control of output format.

It seems like, at some point, it would be easier to define extensions to
SGML or Postscript to support embedded web-like networked hyperlinks than
it would be to modify HTML to serve all these needs.

Then we might, in theory, treat them all as different MIME types and run
links from one type of document to another.


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    Albert Lunde                      Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu