Date: Wed, 3 Jun 92 22:45:52 MET DST From: timbl (Tim Berners-Lee) Message-Id: <9206032045.AA13287@ nxoc01.cern.ch > To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: WWW vs DynaText Cc: timbl When we looked at dynatext, about a year ago, it was a system which built (like compiled) a bunch of already written SGML into a "book" which ould be scanned on-line. The book was kept in some dynatxtext-special form, with indexes etc. It did not parse SGML on the fly as W3 does. There is no client-server protcol to dynatext, so you ahve to have the "book" mounted by NFS say where you want to read it. A strange thing was that if you made some incremental change to the underlying SGML then you had to remake the whole book. The licencing was by the number of books you made, so every time you reran "make book" or whatever it was called, you had you rlicense edcremented by one. I think there is a bit of a review about in on the web... try www http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/Products/DynaText/Overview.html which Ifound by a link from http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/Products/Overview.html Dynatext may have improved since we tried it. The mail addreses of peopl einvolved are linked to those documents. Hope this helps. Tim BL PS: It was more like 2 years ago.