Re: Plug-In Spec

Wilfredo Sanchez Jr. (tritan@mit.edu)
Wed, 13 Mar 1996 10:31:26 -0500


Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 10:31:26 -0500
Message-Id: <199603131531.KAA00867@calloway.mit.edu>
From: "Wilfredo Sanchez Jr." <tritan@mit.edu>
To: papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Cc: K.Winkler@gsi.de, www-html@w3.org, opendoc-interest@cil.org,
In-Reply-To: <199603131430.JAA05959@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca> (message from
Subject: Re: Plug-In Spec


| What I would like to know is where is CILabs and OpenDoc in all of this?
| OpenDoc exists exactly for this kind of thing, is heads and shoulders above
| OLE, is already multiplatform, has already been integrated into a browser
| (CyberDog) and the source code is available. It seems like a perfect
| candidate for W3C (but probably not IETF) standardization.

   I must agree that OpenDoc is the most exciting technology for a Web
platform. Netscape has the right idea in thinking of themselves as
building a platform instead of this browser thing, which is a weak
paradigm.

   If all of Netscape (and others) were implemented as OpenDoc modules
(is this what CyberDog is supposed to be like?), the potential is
pretty terrific... OLE doesn't offer nearly so interesting a future.

   I would love to see the W3C support such a platform. I'm not sure
which forum is best to discuss this, but I'd like to hear of any news
on this front.

	-Fred
	 tritan@mit.edu