Re: HTML4.0 draft: comments re: inclusion of frames (fwd)

Dave Raggett (dsr@w3.org)
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 13:08:36 -0400 ()


Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 13:08:36 -0400 ()
From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
To: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
cc: www-html@w3.org
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Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.3.95.970910130235.-174449O-100000@hazel.hpl.hp.com>
Subject: Re: HTML4.0 draft: comments re: inclusion of frames (fwd)

On Wed, 10 Sep 1997, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:

> Declarative representation? What does that mean, in English?

A representation that describes what fields are needed not
their rendering. This allows user agents to be built that
render the form on speech-based browsers, text-only browsers,
braille-based tactile devices, multimodal browsers etc. as
well as your regular graphical windows platforms.

> And isn't Java supposed to run on a wide range of browser
> devices?

Java defines a platform. It makes quite a lot of assumptions,
e.g. requiring a graphical display. Many Java programmers build
in further assumptions about the display size.

Regards,

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