Re: color: NCSA Mosaic, Netscape, and HTML3

Jon Wallis (jw@scitsc.wlv.ac.uk)
Wed, 19 Jul 1995 07:36:49 +0100


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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 1995 07:36:49 +0100
To: rcolman@synsis.com
From: jw@scitsc.wlv.ac.uk (Jon Wallis)
Subject: Re: color: NCSA Mosaic, Netscape, and HTML3
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org


>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.

If Netscape designs the playing field, expect it to have incompatible grass that
changes colour 15 times before you've got onto the pitch. Oh, and you've got to
use a square ball (although it might have to be hemispherical in the next 
release, if they think that's cooler).

regards,





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