Paul Prescod (
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 11:15:43 -0400

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 11:15:43 -0400
From: Paul Prescod <>
To: Jordan Reiter <>
Subject: Re: XML

Jordan Reiter wrote:
> "Hyped"?
> Oh, you must mean, "supported".  

Hyped and supported. There is no dichtomy there. I expect in a year or
two XML will be hyped and supported. That was exactly my point.

I don't know what these next two paragraphs are in response to:

> Style sheets are only now being
> implemented in the Big Two (alright, so IE3.0 had limited support for a
> while...) Keep in mind that web developers don't have the time or energy to
> use features that no one will be able to see.  It would be equivalent to
> creating a masterful drawing of a black bear eating licorice in a cave at
> night.

> Besides, nothing says you have to be on the absolute cutting edge of the
> technology and all.  I am fairly satisfied with the breadth of HTML and
> other web technology that I know now.  And I don't think you'd disagree
> with me that often the introduction of new HTML/web features has led to
> what could very well be hell on earth (ie, obnoxious animated gifs,
> excessive or unnecessary frames, etc).

 Paul Prescod