Re: 12-21-95 INSERT draft

Brian Behlendorf (
Fri, 19 Jan 1996 17:01:57 -0800 (PST)

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 1996 17:01:57 -0800 (PST)
From: Brian Behlendorf <>
To: Foteos Macrides <>
Subject: Re: 12-21-95 INSERT draft
In-Reply-To: <01I06ZF1LJPU003GYH@SCI.WFBR.EDU>
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On Fri, 19 Jan 1996, Foteos Macrides wrote:
> 	What this means, and really does need to be addressed explicitly,
> is that clients which took the HTML 3.0 draft "seriously", implemented
> it's DTD, including FIG, have been "left in the lurch" since last September,
> and as of the INSERT draft release last month face the problem of deciding
> with they also should ignore W3C drafts, and retain their implementations
> of FIG as in the too long expired HTML 3.0 draft.  ;(  ;(  ;(

This is the price of experimentation, and must be a price that ALL 
browser authors MUST be willing to accept, as long as something is 
classified "experimental".  You can keep on supporting it, sure, just as 
Microsoft will probably always support BGSOUND and Netscape will 
probably always support BLINK.  

My $.02.


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