Re: your generic list proposal <>
Thu, 03 Aug 1995 08:16:36 edt

Message-Id: <3020BE25-00000001@shenzipc>
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 1995 08:16:36 edt
Subject: Re: your generic list proposal <>
To: Larry Masinter <>

>I was looking for a problem statement or a cost/benefit analysis in
>your proposal: benefit to authors and readers, developers of software;
>cost to authors, readers, developers of software.
>Your rationale is that this provides the benefit of 'more
>automated capabilities'; you mention that insofar as HTML is produced
>by automated tools, the cost to users of those tools is minimized
>(assuming the tools have migrated).
>However, it was still hard to figure out what problem it is you're
>solving, beyond 'lack of more powerful features'; the benefits are
>dubious to me, and I'm skeptical about the estimates of low cost.
>Can you elaborate on these points?

If you review our original proposal for outlines, which is linked from
URL, you will see some of
the reasons outlines are useful. Since outlines can be subsumed by
generic lists, this information may be part of what you want.

Simon Blackwell
Keith Rettig