Re: Product Differentiation (was Re: ReComments on Cougar DTD:)

Fisher Mark (FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com)
Tue, 23 Jul 96 06:36:00 PDT


From: Fisher Mark <FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com>
To: www-html <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: RE: Product Differentiation (was Re: ReComments on Cougar DTD:)
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 96 06:36:00 PDT
Message-ID: <31F4D572@MSMAIL.INDY.TCE.COM>


Walter Ian Kaye writes in <v03007802ae1977f4204e@[205.149.180.135]>:
>  * Nix the newsreader and email; NewsWatcher and Eudora are better
>    (and please reduce the software's ram+disk footprint accordingly)

Instead of that, make the newsreader and emailer dynamically linkable 
somehow.  In that way, people who already have better newsreaders and 
emailers can use theirs in place of the built-ins, while there will still be 
support for news and email for people who do not have newsreaders or 
mailers.  TimBL's original idea of unifying the handling of Internet 
protocols via browser URL processing is still a good one -- it has just 
suffered in the case of news and email from mediocre implementations in 
browsers.
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Mark Leighton Fisher                   Thomson Consumer Electronics
fisherm@indy.tce.com                   Indianapolis, IN