Date: Wed, 26 Jul 1995 05:06:39 -0400 From: Ka-Ping Yee <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Presentation methods and media types To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org In-Reply-To: <Pine.3.87.9507122002.B31074email@example.com> Message-Id: <Pine.3.87.9507260539.D21256firstname.lastname@example.org> A while ago i made an attempt to clarify the HTML-inclusion problem by constructing a classification for presentation methods, and mentioned that references should be able to refer to ANY media: > In this context, <IMG> and <FIG> are merely ways of specifying that the > media be somehow *embedded* into the document when it is presented; as > concerns this <INCLUDE> idea, for instance, there is no reason why > "text/html" can't be the "Content-Type:" of a <FIG>. Recently i discovered that these things had already been thought of, and were in fact part of the original philosophy. *EVERYONE* should read http://gummo.stanford.edu/hypermail/.www-talk-1993q1.messages/178.html and think about how much better things would work now (and still *could be made to work*) if we followed Tim Berners-Lee's suggestion. Thanks to Dan Connolly for referencing this message. It has in some way restored my faith, and in another way made me seriously ponder "How could things have gone so wrong?" for the development of HTML.  http://www.acl.lanl.gov/HTML-WG/html-wg-95q2.messages/1230.html Ping (Ka-Ping Yee): 2B Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada email@example.com | 62A Churchill St, Waterloo N2L 2X2, 519 886-3947 CWSF 89, 90, 92; LIYSF 90, 91; Shad Valley 92; DOE 93; IMO 91, 93; ACMIPC 94 :: Skuld :: Tendou Akane :: Belldandy :: Ayukawa Madoka :: Hayakawa Moemi :: New! <http://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/u/kryee/> Yeah, i finally made a home page.