Re: ISO and HTML

Paul Prescod (papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca)
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 04:50:47 -0400


Message-ID: <3351EFE7.25DACE06@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 04:50:47 -0400
From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: ISO and HTML

Dave Carter wrote:
> Thats horribly defeatist. I would rather believe that 99% of users and
> 99% of browsers are irrelevant, if they prefer things that way then they
> have nothing to say to me nor I to them. The 1% are those who matter.

Java is just the tool for allowing 1%s to support their niche data
formats. There is good work being done on WebEq and presumably it will
become even better with standardized HTML Math. I can guarantee that
Java will be more widely deployed than any HTML Math proposal. There is
neither reason to be defeatist nor to waste your time begging browser
vendors over and over for a feature that they are not likely to support.
Simply ask your browser vendor to support Java, point them in the
direction of the hype and let Sun's marketing team do the rest of the
work...

 Paul Prescod