Re: your generic list proposal <http://www.sandia.gov/sci_compute/lists.html>

simonb@ctt.bellcore.com
Thu, 03 Aug 1995 08:16:36 edt


Message-Id: <3020BE25-00000001@shenzipc>
From: simonb@ctt.bellcore.com
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 1995 08:16:36 edt
Subject: Re: your generic list proposal <http://www.sandia.gov/sci_compute/lists.html>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org, mjhanna@sandia.gov, krettig@ctt.bellcore.com

>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 http://www.sandia.gov/sci_compute/lists.html, 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
simonb@ctt.bellcore.com
Keith Rettig
krettig@ctt.bellcore.com