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winhink@gate.net
Sat, 3 Jun 1995 08:25:29 -0400


Date: Sat, 3 Jun 1995 08:25:29 -0400
From: winhink@gate.net
Message-Id: <199506031225.IAA16257@magicnet.magicnet.net>
Subject: Re:
To: 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 ]


The fact that computer are set up in page metaphores is interesting. I doubt if 
it will change. Any large section of text is much more readable in columns.  We 
HTML users need to recognize that irrufftable fact. (Please pardon my 
spelling.)
 
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