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

Walter Ian Kaye (walter@natural-innovations.com)
Sat, 22 Mar 1997 16:46:39 -0800 (PST)


Date: Sat, 22 Mar 1997 16:46:39 -0800 (PST)
From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML should not be a file format, but an output format
In-Reply-To: <3334765A.13A6@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Message-ID: <Pine.SGI.3.95.970322164247.27301A-100000@shellx.best.com>

On Sat, 22 Mar 1997, Paul Prescod wrote:
> > But I don't see why one file == one page ever causes lossage on the web.
> 
> It doesn't. It is just inconvenient. File breakup of information never
> causes lossage -- files can always be "cat"ted. One file per page in a
> DTP program wouldn't cause lossage either: the word processor would just
> have to manage overflow from one page to another by shifting the
> overflow of one file to another. But that would be inconvenient, just as
> one file per page is inconvenient on the Web.

Not to mention the difficulty in defining "page"... ;)
(Boy, we had some long threads on that!)

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