Re: Introducing NetscapeML

Fisher Mark (FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com)
Tue, 02 Jul 96 13:14:00 PDT


From: Fisher Mark <FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com>
To: www-html <www-html@www10.w3.org>
Subject: Re: Introducing NetscapeML
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 96 13:14:00 PDT
Message-Id: <31D9836D@MSMAIL.INDY.TCE.COM>


I suspect that some largish content providers (the Wall Street Journal, 
mayhaps? (a common & probably well-funded user of multiple columns on a 
page)) told Netscape, "We don't care if we have to rewrite our pages when 
you get CSS or whatever you call it working, we need multiple columns NOW!". 
 With the relatively small revenues Netscape actually earns, they may well 
feel their back is somewhat up against the wall when trying to explain to 
content providers that CSS will do all they want (and _more_), but it will 
take some time to get it working.

(I further suspect that Netscape Navigator needs re-architecting so that CSS 
can fit really well; remember that Netscape Navigator was itself a second 
graphical browser design, after Marca et.al.'s work on Mosaic.)

It will be interesting to see if Navigator incorporates CSS by end of year, 
as Netscape has suggested it will.
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Mark Leighton Fisher                   Thomson Consumer Electronics
fisherm@indy.tce.com                   Indianapolis, IN