Re: color: NCSA Mosaic, Netscape, and HTML3
To: Mike Batchelor <email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: color: NCSA Mosaic, Netscape, and HTML3
From: "Lou Montulli" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 12:43:45 -0700
From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Jul 18 15: 48:32 1995
In-Reply-To: Mike Batchelor <email@example.com> "Re: color: NCSA Mosaic, Netscape, and HTML3" (Jul 18, 11:02am)
X-Mailer: Z-Mail (3.2.0 26oct94 MediaMail)
> I don't have a problem with NCSA implementing the Netscape <body>
> attributes in the new WinMosaic. I have a problem with them documenting
> them as being part of HTML v3.0, when they clearly are not. NCSA is
> considered an authority by many people on things to do with the WWW. It's
> unfortunate enough that Netscape is disseminating mis-information to
> bolster its bottom line, at the expense of the Web as a whole. That NCSA
> is contributing to the trend of fragmenting the Web into vendor-specific
> ghettos is doubly unfortunate. I just wrote them a note pointing out the
> error, and kindly asking them to correct it to reflect the true status of
> the HTML v3 DTD.
If multiple vendors are supporting these BODY tags then they
are obviously not vendor-specific. Perhaps they are just a
good idea that should be added to the HTML 3 spec?
Lou Montulli http://www.mcom.com/people/montulli/
Netscape Communications Corp.