Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 01:10:32 -0500 (CDT) From: Dave Salovesh <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.95.970906003513.20004Aemail@example.com> Subject: Re: HTML Streaming On Fri, 5 Sep 1997, Dan Sugalski wrote: >I think the assumption that this is going to be done exclusively by HTML >editors is something that's going to have to get jettisoned. If you work on >that assumption then you might as well pack it in now, since you'll never >get a significant enough user-base to get any of the significant browser >makers to bother with it. I've been thinking about that part for a couple days - why does this idea have anything at all to do with HTML? It seems to me that the most successful approach to this type of thing would be to have the -server- generate a description on the fly, but only when the request is made by a UA which can benefit from it. As part of the HTTP request a browser could announce its current settings, and then there would be no guessing or errors. This also has the advantages of working equally well on any document and requiring no effort or special tools for authors. Albert, while I've enjoyed the discussiion so far and I intend to participate in any other discussions that may arise on this topic, I suggest you take the time to develop your idea a little further before attempting to defend it as it stands. It would be most helpful if you could prepare a document where you describe what you're trying to acheive and how you think it will work - in detail - and perhaps return here to provide a URL where we could examine that proposal in full. As it is now we're going around in circles without even really knowing where we're trying to go. Before we beat this to death, it would be nice to have something a little more concrete to point at.