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Re: Death of HTML

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 10:55:58 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
To: Brian Pomeroy <lunar@voicenet.com>
cc: Ankit Fadia <ankit@bol.net.in>, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.10.9907071054410.-322769@hazel.hpl.hp.com>
On Sun, 4 Jul 1999, Brian Pomeroy wrote:

> IMHO, these other technologies will complement HTML -- not
> replace it.  I remember several years ago, when everyone thought
> Java and VRML would replace HTML.  While these have their place,
> HTML will remain popular simply because of its ease of use and
> its installed base.

Furthermore, W3C is working hard to ensure a transition as HTML
is reformulated as an application of XML rather than SGML. This
will make it easier to combine HTML with other XML tagsets such
as SVG (vector graphics).

Regards,

-- Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
phone: +44 122 578 2984 (or 2521) +44 385 320 444 (gsm mobile)
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Received on Wednesday, 7 July 1999 05:51:03 GMT

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