Re: background problem...HELP!!

Daniel W. Connolly (connolly@beach.w3.org)
Tue, 16 Jan 1996 01:57:36 -0500


Message-Id: <m0tc5Kr-0002UXC@beach.w3.org>
To: Benjamin Franz <snowhare@netimages.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: background problem...HELP!! 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Mon, 15 Jan 1996 07:46:44 PST."
             <Pine.LNX.3.91.960115072845.7118B-100000@ns.viet.net> 
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 01:57:36 -0500
From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org>

In message <Pine.LNX.3.91.960115072845.7118B-100000@ns.viet.net>, Benjamin Fran
z writes:
>
>Please, please ,please - if you tell someone about stylesheets as a solution
>to a problem *today*, also mention the fact that no major browser supports
>stylesheets *today*. Don't pretend it is a deployed technology - it isn't.

Good suggestion in general, I suppose.

But on this list, you should _expect_ to see discussion of
technologies in development. There are other forums for "how to"
questions.


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Dan

p.s. Be careful with the words "major browser." Arena is not a
supported product, but it may very well be a "major browser" before
you know it.

	http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Arena/

To some folks, it already is. So is the emacs w3 browser, which also
does stylesheets. So are several other nifty browsers high on
technical merit and low on marketing resources, like the old MidasWWW.

Using of the term "major browser" to refer to software that developers
can't get easily their hands on isn't the best way to make friends in
the net/web development community.