Wilbur Streett (
Sat, 31 Aug 1996 00:08:46 -0400

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Date: Sat, 31 Aug 1996 00:08:46 -0400
From: Wilbur Streett <>
Subject: SELECT tab


I read your message with interest..  I get the digest form, so I couldn't
respond earlier.

And I agree entirely with what you have said.  I have noticed the same issue
with the <PRE> tag around SELECTs.. and I do want to be able to use the WWW
as a application development tool.  (I'm actually doing just that..)

I agree that the SELECT implementation is flawed.. but I don't expect that
they will do anything about it.  Given the current emphasis on Java and
Javascript, (not to mention ActiveX), I'm sure that the answer is going to
be...  if you don't like it, write your own in .. (pick whatever you want..)

Sorry to put a damper on your suggestion..  I think it's a good one.  But
given the current level of politics and percieved value, I don't believe
that anyone will bother to do anything to straighten out WWW as an
application development environment, which sort of makes our life more fun..


Putting a human face on technology. ;-)