Re: Mosaic and <link> tags

Tom Magliery (mag@ncsa.uiuc.edu)
Mon, 12 May 1997 21:28:37 -0500


Message-Id: <3.0.32.19970512212837.00990800@sdgmail.ncsa.uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 21:28:37 -0500
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Tom Magliery <mag@ncsa.uiuc.edu>
Subject: Re: Mosaic and <link> tags

At 06:57 PM 5/12/97 -0700, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>At 7:38p -0500 05/12/97, Liam Quinn wrote:
> >
> > NCSA Mosaic 3.0 also has glyphs for defined link relationships like
> > Index, Up, Next, etc.  For a look at some of these, see
> >
> > http://www.htmlhelp.com/%7Eliam/mosaic.gif
> >
> > Mosaic also provides buttons for unknown relationships, which has the
> > unfortunate side-effect of including a button to an externally LINKed
> > style sheet (as shown above).  And for some reason, Mosaic refers to
> > REV=Made links as "Bookmark".

can't explain REV=Made.  in the case of style sheets, that is indeed
unfortunate.  we had hoped to implement style sheets (in fact, i once had
hopes we'd be among the first to do so), but development on mosaic stopped
before that would ever be.

>Mosaic: the triangles for prev/next/up have their shading all wrong.
>That is, each has the virtual light source at a different position.
>The (c) for copyright is pretty darned ugly, too. Is that a beta version?

it's as final as windows mosaic 3.0 ever got.  during work on the 3.0
version, major new user interface capabilities and a few HTML additions
took precedence over "minor" details like the appearance of icons such as
these.

mag

p.s.:  i can't resist:  despite small problems like these, and large
problems like lack of frames and applet support, and despite the fact that
development on it basically stopped over a year ago, windows mosaic has
*still* never been threatened as the leader in user configurability.

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