Re: Directory Trees (fwd)

MegaZone (
Thu, 16 Oct 1997 20:56:19 -0700 (PDT)

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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 20:56:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: MegaZone <>
Subject: Re: Directory Trees (fwd)

Once upon a time Paul Prescod shaped the electrons to say...
>collapsible trees either. One important reason to avoid Javascript is
>that it is not a W3C standard, Web UAs don't have to support it, and the

ECMAScript is now a ratified standard.  The W3C was supporting the ECMA
effort, so one hopes they will recognize the standardization.

I don't agree that active content should be part of HTML.  It is 
programatic, not structural.  There are already vendors talking about
releasing ready-to-use script blocks that you can drop into a document
to get these effects.  Doing things piecemeal isn't worth it, when the
DOM is standardized then we'll have a standard way to do this and much

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