Re: Frequently Requested Features

Jonathan Gapen (
Thu, 20 Feb 1997 16:36:32 -0600

From: Jonathan Gapen <>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 16:36:32 -0600
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Subject: Re: Frequently Requested Features

Le 20-F=E9v-97, Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet a =E9crit:
>Yes. Here are a few:

    Haven't these features been discussed and dismissed on this list befo=
re? =

One more time:

>Page break

    Page breaks are impractical, because the page designer cannot know th=
size of the user's page.  These are best handled by a more intelligent
browser, or through style sheets.

>Include tag

    An include tag can't include HTML fragments, because that can easily =
the whole document to be invalid code.  Instead, bug the software company=
implement <OBJECT DATA=3D"..." TYPE=3D"text/html"> properly in the browse=

>Netscape frames

    Netscape's frames design is very poorly conceived.  The idea could (a=
should) be implemented in a much better fashion, if at all.

>Hide/block source

    Impossible.  Even if you could convince a browser to refuse to displa=
y the
source of a document, it still exists in the user's disk cache.  Also, ol=
browser versions will still show the source.  A crafty user may even teln=
et to
the HTTP port and send a request manually to get the HTML source.


    It seems that this would be better handled by higher level addressing=

schemes, because why should you be stuck with only two alternatives?

-- =

Jonathan Gapen <>
Some lead. Others follow. I'm lost.