Israeli HTML Standard

Mati ALLOUCHE (matia@VNET.IBM.COM)
Mon, 16 Jun 97 11:52:39 IST


Message-Id: <199706160924.FAA12085@www10.w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 97 11:52:39 IST
From: "Mati ALLOUCHE" <matia@VNET.IBM.COM>
To: P85025@VM.BIU.AC.IL, RASHTY@WWW4.HUJI.AC.IL, standard@NetVision.net.il,
Subject: Israeli HTML Standard

Ref:  Doron Shikmoni's note of Sun, 15 Jun 1997 17:56:10 IST

I mostly agree with Doron's position about what should be the status of
Visual in the Israeli HTML standard.  However, I wish to correct some
detail.  Doron wrote:

   "We know for a fact, that (with or without relation to these
   recommendations) browser vendors are working on RFC2070 compliancy,
   with no OS dependecy."

Currently, the MS Internet Explorer Hebrew version requires the Hebrew
version of Win95.

As for Netscape, it is not clear because the current version has no
formal Hebrew support (Netscape 3 and Communicator 4).
What they plan to implement in future versions and whether it will
depend on the OS support or not has not been divulged, to the best of my
knowledge.

As for the other browsers, "Internet with an Accent" does fit the bill
for Doron's statement, but its presence even on the Israeli scene is
small (based on gut feelings, I doubt that there are validable figures
about the usage of browsers in Israel or anywhere else), and it does not
keep the same pace of enhancements as the 2 big players.

Shalom (Regards),  Mati