Re: color: NCSA Mosaic, Netscape, and HTML3

Grzesiek Staniak (GSTANIAK@golem.umcs.lublin.pl)
Wed, 19 Jul 1995 11:15:01 +0100


From: "Grzesiek Staniak" <GSTANIAK@golem.umcs.lublin.pl>
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Date:          Wed, 19 Jul 1995 11:15:01 +0100
Subject:       Re: color: NCSA Mosaic, Netscape, and HTML3
Message-Id: <149E9D611E@golem.umcs.lublin.pl>

...>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.

Hm. There are still those for whose Internet is a useful tool, not a 
playing field in a dollar-winning game. You may be right as long as 
you talk about users whose sole ambition is to create "a k00l 
homepage", but what about those who use the web seriously? With SGML
as an ever-expanding standard of electronic information exchange 
anybody who wants to take advantage of available functionality has no 
choice but to become a purist (and I mean industry, not personal "k00l
pages"). My guess: in a few years the web will be 90% colourful 
Netscape-induced trash (worthless HTML), and 10% sites that will 
_really_ use the net... And then I hope people will start notice how 
much they've missed chasing fancy backgrounds.

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Grzesiek Staniak
<gstaniak@golem.umcs.lublin.pl>