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Re: File upload from a Web browser

From: Joel Crisp <Joel.Crisp@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 14:38:25 +0000
Message-Id: <9507181338.AA14010@www.ets.bris.ac.uk>
To: www-talk@www10.w3.org
Adrian John Howard wrote :
> From adrianh@cogs.susx.ac.uk Tue Jul 18 14:33 BST 1995
> Subject: Re: File upload from a Web browser
> To: Joel.Crisp@bristol.ac.uk (Joel Crisp)
> Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 14:38:12 +0100 (BST)
> From: Adrian John Howard <adrianh@cogs.susx.ac.uk>
> Cc: www-talk@www10.w3.org
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> > From: Joel Crisp <Joel.Crisp@bristol.ac.uk>
> > 
> > To my mind, the most significant missing feature in browsers is
> > support for equations. This seems to be a strange feature to omit,
> > as there are so many requirements for it. Several source code
> > implementations for equation renderers exist, so why the delay ?
> 
> Well, the Arena browser has supported HTML 3 equations for quite some
> time now, see:
> 
> 	<http://www.w3.org/hypertext/WWW/Arena/>
Unfortunatly, Arena is not stable enough to use for teaching purposes,
and we need browsers which will run on basic MS-windows PC's not
just high end ones...( e.g. 3.1 not 95 or NT ).

> 
> One would hope that most browser authors have decided not to support it
> coz HTML 3 is still evolving and they want to get it right first
> time.... (watch as Adrian tries to avoid ranting about NCC HTML
> extensions :-)
I think getting something out for discussion is more important in
this particular case. I understand that the equation part of the
HTML draft spec is more stable than some other parts ( e.g. style
sheets etc ), but people seem to be implementing them before equations.

> 
> Adrian
> 
> aids (adrianh@cogs.susx.ac.uk)  ObDisclamer: Poplog used to pay my wages
> Phone: +44 (0)1273 678367 URL: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/users/adrianh/
> 

Joel 
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Received on Tuesday, 18 July 1995 09:44:23 GMT

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