Re: microsoftisms after netscapeisms ?

Robert Hazeltine (
Tue, 16 Jan 1996 00:21:33 +1000 (EET)

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 00:21:33 +1000 (EET)
From: Robert Hazeltine <>
To: lilley <>
Cc: Marcelo Magallon <>,
Subject: Re: microsoftisms after netscapeisms ?
In-Reply-To: <>
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On Mon, 15 Jan 1996, lilley wrote:

> Heh. Before we all go and slit our collective wrists, however, I would 
> refer you to a recent W3C draft Technical Report on a new HTML element 
> which will replace app (Sun) applet (Sun) embed (Netscape) marquee 
> (Microsoft) bgsound (Microsoft) etc etc ..
> And before you all go (as I did) "pah, they will never implement that" look
> at the authors of the spec ... and reconsider. Times they are a changin'

This is good to see.  But I wonder why it this particular element rather 
than some of the still unsettled issues like maths?
> The lowest common denominator is now HTML 2.0, which defines in 
> toe-curling detail the consensus of the state of HTML in around August 94.
> If you want to know what is the lowest common denominator, look there.

May I ask when this passed from being a proposed spec to a fully fledged one?


Robert Hazeltine          
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