Re: HTML Ideas

Lennart Staflin (lenst@idasys.se)
Fri, 2 Jun 95 13:59:29 +0200


Date: Fri, 2 Jun 95 13:59:29 +0200
Message-Id: <9506021159.AA26520@oden.idasys.se>
To: kitblake@gig.nl
From: lenst@idasys.se (Lennart Staflin)
Subject: Re: HTML Ideas
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org

[kitblake@gig.nl (kitblake)]
>There is one thing I'd like to throw out here, which has to do with a short
>term and a long view.
>
>It would be a good idea if we could organize text into columns. 

I don't think this should go into HTML. I you want to view text in multiple
columns than instruct your browser to format it thus.

>Short term:
>This is partly because a lot of sites are making wide pages, which means
>that the text lines are very long, thus hard to read. This may fall into
>the style sheet arena, but....

Yes most browsers are broken, they should have a max line length for breaking
paragraphs. But this is a browser issue, not a HTML issue.

>Long term:
>I look forward to the day when we can drop the page metaphor, and have the
>browser take over the whole screen, as do some interactive programs. Then
>entering a site would really be entering a world.

I look forward to the day when there is a lot of really useful information out
there. But multiple coulumns seems to me to be clinging to the paper metaphor.

--
Lennart Staflin   [ Work: lenst@idasys.se   Private: lenst@lysator.liu.se ]