Re: new anchor type?

Paul Prescod (papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca)
Tue, 2 Jul 1996 18:12:01 -0400


Message-Id: <1.5.4.32.19960702221201.006ef8e0@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 1996 18:12:01 -0400
To: Ka-Ping Yee <s-ping@orange.cv.tottori-u.ac.jp>,
From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Re: new anchor type? 
Cc: marnellm@portia.portia.com, boo@best.com, www-html@w3.org

At 12:02 AM 7/2/96 +0900, Ka-Ping Yee wrote:
>> Netscape is still the clear winner, and likely to remain 
>> so as long as Microsoft is interested only in proprietary
>> platforms (Windows and Macintosh)...
>
>Agreed.

I disagree. Microsoft's browser will most likely dominate the majority of
the desktops on the planet running Microsoft operating systems. In fact, I
expect that by the middle of next year many people will be using a Microsoft
operating system where the browser is so integrated that Netscape feels
"different", as if you has installed a different command line shell or desktop.

Perhaps the best of all possible worlds would be for Netscape to maintain
dominance on Mac and Unix and Microsoft to dominate the rest. Having a
single standard encourages "coding to the browser" and that inevitably leads
to short-term thought out documents. In fact, the more their interfaces and
features diverge the more people will just have to encode documents
according to their structures and "trust the browser."

 Paul Prescod