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

Brian Kelly (lisbk@ukoln.ac.uk)
Wed, 19 Mar 1997 17:28:50 +0000 (GMT)


Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 17:28:50 +0000 (GMT)
From: Brian Kelly <lisbk@ukoln.ac.uk>
To: Stephanos Piperoglou <spip@hol.gr>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML should not be a file format, but an output format
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On Wed, 19 Mar 1997, Stephanos Piperoglou wrote:

> I remember reading an interview of TimBL which I remembered because I
> happened to visit CERN in Geneva recently. He said, as I vaguely recall,
> that he never expected people to write HTML. 

You may be interested in Tim Berners-Lee's talk on "The World Wide Web -
past, present and future" given at the BCS in London in July 1996 which is
available at http://www.bcs.org.uk/news/timbl.htm
 
In his talk he said:

"It was one of the greatest surprises to me that the community of
people putting information on line was prepared to go and write those
angle brackets. It still blows my mind away, I'm not prepared to do it, it
drives me crazy."

Brian Kelly

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