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Re: More ideas...

From: Gordon Worley <redbird@orlando.crosswinds.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 10:25:07 -0500
Message-Id: <l03130300b2aff44a0805@[]>
To: "Inanis Brooke" <alatus@earthlink.net>, www-html <www-html@w3.org>
Inanis Brooke wrote:

>Why doesn't the W3C write plugins / activeX controls which "patch" a
>browser's support for HTML4, CSS, XML, etc., much in the way Sun made a
>plugin replacing the browser's proprietary Java engine with Sun's standard
>Java engine?

	The W3C is a standards orginazation that makes recomendations to UA
developers.  It would be up to the UA developers to do this.  What you want
to do is simillar to the way Apple's now defunct OpenDoc technology works.
They even developed a UA called CyberDog that was made-up of a browser
object, mail object, ftp object, and so on.  Then, any OpenDoc developer
could reuse, say, the browser object if they needed to render HTML in their
OpenDoc application.  You might still be able to find information at
<http://opendoc.apple.com/>, but as of late Apple has been cleaning out
their various Web sites.  If this URL doesn't work, head over to
<http://www.apple.com/developer/> and look around to see if you can find a
section on OpenDoc.

Hope this is helpful.

Red Bird Island Productions
Gordon Worley
Received on Wednesday, 30 December 1998 10:37:30 UTC

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