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Re: Dynamic HTML documents with

From: Jim Killian <jkillian@access.digex.net>
Date: Tue, 09 May 1995 07:56:12 -0700
Message-Id: <199505091456.AA17911@access5.digex.net>
To: "Ron Wolf" <ron.e.wolf@tsphere.com>, "Dianna Goble" <dmgoble@netcom.com>, ken@best.com, "Greg Lindberg" <theg@tripnspin.com>, "Multiple recipients of list" <www-talk@www10.w3.org>, "Charles Pontious" <charlie@mdli.com>, "Andrew Weiss" <aweiss@aimnet.com>, "Preston Gordon" <admin@tsphere.com>, "George Kellar" <george@tsphere.com>, "Charlie Schoenhoeft" <chaz@tsphere.com>
I believe Netscape intends to use this (or something similar to it) for
simple animations techniques as well.

>>> Jim

At 10:54 AM 5/8/95 -0800, Ron Wolf wrote:
>Mail*Link(r) SMTP               Dynamic HTML documents with client pull
>
>Interesting feature here.
>___________Ron
>Ulf Kronman writes:
> > 
> > I had to take a look at the HTML source to find out what this was, and I
> > found a new HTML directive looking something like this:
> > 
> > <META HTTP-EQUIV=REFRESH CONTENT="20; URL=http://[file name].au">
> > 
> > I presume this tells Netscape to download the audio file 20 seconds after
> > the page has been loaded.
> > 
> > Is this nuicance going to be a part of the proposed HTML v 3.0 or is it a
> > Netscape specific extension?
>
>The META tag is HTML 2. Standard stuff. Used for several indexing
>applications, as far as I know.
>
>Sounds like they've chosen to interpret "http-equiv=refresh" to mean
>that the client should go retrieve some stuff after a little
>while. Hmmm... I thought http-equiv was intended for the server to
>spit out HTTP headers when this document is served. This might be
>different from the spirit of the spec, but it's not inconsistent,
>technically.
>
>In any case: the HTML spec is hardly relavent. This is an HTTP-related
>innovation.
>
> > This is AWFULL - this means that the time when *you* choose what you want
> > so see on the web is gone! TV-style advertising is entering the Web!
>
>So don't visit providers that use this feature.
>
>Netscape has enabled a certain class of applications, but ultimately,
>you still choose whether to participate in them or not.
>
>As an information provider, you choose whether you want to rely on such
>experimental features or not too.
>
>Dan
>
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