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Re: Spyglass HTML Validator 1.0 Availability

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 14:39:00 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199610171839.OAA28954@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: murray@spyglass.com (Murray Altheim)
Cc: www-html@w3.org
> 
> Somebody just wrote me:
> >> The real world has all sorts of variance in quality. The Web won't be any
> >> different. Just switch channels to PBS.
> >
> >The problem is that right now the Web has only two channels: Microsoft and
> >Netscape. Hopefully Spyglass etc. will change that.
> 
> No no no. 
....

> Nobody in five years will care
> what browser you're using. That's why they're free now. They want to

That's my point. Five years from now we will have browsers that can do 
whatever "channel" (content type) we want. But right now we only have two
channels and they are stuck on The Shopping Network and "Fox TV".

As I said, I hope Spyglass and others will change that by making competitive
browsers that show the whole range, or by co-oopting the existing browsers
(through Java, Active-X, Plugins, whatever) to do so.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Thursday, 17 October 1996 14:39:17 UTC

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