A thought -Reply

Charles Peyton Taylor (CTaylor@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil)
Wed, 13 Mar 1996 15:11:51 -0800

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Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 15:11:51 -0800
From: Charles Peyton Taylor <CTaylor@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject:  A thought -Reply

>It occurred to me that when a user clicks on an <A HREF="blah"..> it 
>might be nice to offer some kind of immediate feedback, from the page 
>on which the <A HREF...> occurs.

NCSA Mosaic for Windows does something like this.

>Going even further, it might be nice to allow an audio clip to play 
>when the mouse moves over an anchor, if the browser is set for it.  
>Then someone somewhat  visually impaired might be able to successfully
>navigate  through pages based upon the attached audio.

isn't this more of a browser function?


>I can imagine (especially given the traffic on this list) that many 
>extensions to HTML will be possible, and reasonable.  Would  it not be
>a good idea to allow for some dynamic extensions, in which,  in an
>HTML document, one could inform HTML interpreters (perhaps in 
>interpreter-specific format) how to process extensions used in the 
>(maybe I should just start writing JAVA code.)

"B", definitely "B"!  

The more stuff in HTML, the harder it becomes to implement, 
and the less-guarantee you have of buying software that 
actually supports it.  For example, those browsers that say 
they support HTML 3.  Things like <UL plain> don't work in 
them, but they still can say they support it because it's 
not finalized.  One in particular doesn't even support <U>!!!!

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