From: Alex.Hopmann@resnova.com Message-Id: <199410310240.SAA28724@nic.cerf.net> Date: Sat, 29 Oct 1994 00:25:00 -0500 To: email@example.com Subject: RE:Re: More thoughts In article of 10:33 AM 10/27/94, Dylan Northrup <firstname.lastname@example.org writes: >So, you intend to make HTML the COBOL of mark-up languages, eh? No, but maybe the C++. C was small and elegant. It had a clear "plan". But last I saw most compilers now are supporting C++, which as anyone will admit is comparitvly a large and compilcated language. But personally, I would be very upset to be stuck with plain old C. > ><condescension> >For people who don't want to learn the markups, give them a nice >front-end, some snazzy buttons and (of course) make it Windoze >compatible. Pretty soon, you'll have executives, secretarys, and anyone > >else who wants to claim they're on the "Information Superhighway." >cluttering up the bandwidth with their witless prattle and annoying > tripe. ></condescension> > >Suddenly we have people wanting to do things before knowing what they are > >doing. > </cite>"You were so busy trying to figure out if you could do something, <condescension>Oops! A markup error! You started with a /cite. I guess that makes you a non-professional, and hence unsuited for use of markup?</condescension> All kidding aside (And please interpret my previous comment as a joke rather than real condescension) your model of the Information Superhighway seems just as bad to me as "big cable" (500 channels of shit). So we have to pass the test of understanding HTML markup to contribute anything? Do we have to use vi to enter it, or can I use my Macintosh text editor at least to type such user friendly things as <a href="something" other="more_junk_here">??? Alex Hopmann ResNova Software, Inc.