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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).


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