Re: arena

Dave Carter (dxc@ast.cam.ac.uk)
Tue, 13 Feb 1996 10:13:12 +0000 (GMT)


Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 10:13:12 +0000 (GMT)
From: Dave Carter <dxc@ast.cam.ac.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: arena
In-Reply-To: <199602130844.JAA22281@www4.inria.fr>
Message-Id: <Pine.SOL.3.91.960213100258.10375E-100000@cass27>

I find arena to be the only usable browser for many of my web pages, because
afaik it is the only browser which supports <math>. So I would welcome any
further development of this browser, and I am not saying that I have 
either the time or the knowledge to do it, because I don't. However I do
feel that it is time to develop a general purpose html 3 browser, and 
arena would be an excellent starting point. A few specific questions:

1) Is the <math> proposal regarded as stable yet? Are any additions proposed?

2) If so why won't other browser manufacturers implement it?

3) If not what can be done to speed up the process, to me this is by far
   the most serious omission from the accepted standard (as opposed to
   the proposal).

4) Are there plans to implement other parts of the html 3 draft (for instance
   <banner> in arena?

5) What would be the problems with ports to other platforms? 

Regards,
Dave Carter