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Re: HTML variants and content negotiation

From: Kee Hinckley <nazgul@utopia.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 13:25:04 -0400
Message-Id: <v02140a07ad19a43e69f6@[137.103.65.19]>
To: "Ross Patterson" <Ross_Patterson@sterling.com>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org, brian@organic.com
At 10:17 AM 1/10/96, Ross Patterson wrote:
>Despite that observation, I'm not at all convinced that conditional HTML
>is the answer to the problem at hand.  It moves much of the complexity
>into the authoring and browsing tools, and might have the same
>disenfranchising effects as incompatible and unilateral HTML extensions
>have had.

It's really too early in the industry to talk about disenfranchising
clients.  If extensions like this are popular on sites, then some browser
companies will adapt, and others will drop out of the market.  The upheaval
in the next year or so is going to be very dramatic.  Any attempt to
control it is bound for failure, the best we can do is try and guide the
direction of extensions.

Kee Hinckley      Utopia Inc. - Cyberspace Architects    617.768.5500
nazgul@utopia.com                               http://www.utopia.com/

I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept
responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate
everyone else's.
Received on Wednesday, 10 January 1996 13:26:13 GMT

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