Re: HTML should not be a file format, but an output format

Paul Prescod (papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca)
Tue, 15 Apr 1997 09:05:35 -0400


Message-ID: <33537D1F.6C9AAD64@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 09:05:35 -0400
From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML should not be a file format, but an output format

BruceLeban@akimbo.com wrote:
> HTML may not be a file format, but as a practical matter you must
> recognize that most people store one HTML entity per file and lots of
> software won't deal with anything else. Maybe it shouldn't be that way,
> but it IS that way.

We're about to come full circle. Abigail pointed out that this is not a
limitation of the HTML specification, but of current implementations.
That is exactly what you just said, so nobody disagrees with you.

 Paul Prescod