Message-Id: <9507181744.AA13508@deltanet.com> Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 10:44:04 -0700 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: email@example.com Subject: Re: color: NCSA Mosaic, Netscape, and HTML3 >No; Netscape's color extensions are hot air, and presumptiously >defined, because they [Netscape] seem to have (or have had) the idea >that by implementing these elements in their own browser - elements, >I might add, which are entirely platform-dependent and conflict >/wildly/ with some of the fundamentals principles guiding the >development of HTML, version 3, those being "Platform >Independence", "Content not Presentation Markup", and "Support >for Non-Visual Media" - that they can somehow "guide" (force?) the >path of the standardisation process, Wow, are you guys out of touch with reality or what! In case you hadn't noticed, Netscape is running on almost 5 million desktops with a 60% market share. Most of the Web page designers that I work with, and I work with many, include Netscape extensions without thinking twice about it. In this case, the tail is definitely waving the dog. Those who ignore dominant market share in an increasingly commercial WWW are bound to be swept right off the playing field.