Future Of Browsers - Business Model Perspective

Jim Garrett (NAVIX) jgarrett at navix.net
Wed Aug 26 21:08:17 BST 1998


Yes I whole heartedly agree that HTML is 
one pathetic mess...I hate it, when it is
compared to the languages....to me it
was the light bulb going out when
it first appeared...and we are seeing
a huge vacuum in developement occur because
of it....(Move It To The Web say the project
managers...yet the coders say..GROAN GROAN GROAN).

JD Garrett

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tyler Baker [mailto:tyler at infinet.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 1998 1:00 PM
> To: Jim Garrett (NAVIX)
> Cc: xml-dev at ic.ac.uk
> Subject: Re: Future Of Browsers - Business Model Perspective

> I agree with most of this, but this is if you look at the web 
> browser as the
> pinnacle of the internet, even the pinnacle of technology.  
> Monopolies like phone
> companies rarely do any innovation and it seems like standardizing on a
> relatively old web technology like the browser would be a logical 
> step.  I would
> highly doubt that there will not be better technologies to come 
> out which do all
> that a web browser does, but much better in the future, even near future.
> HTML is an abomination from a developer's perspective, but it is 
> hip, popular,
> and everyone uses it.  Before anyone starts taking XML seriously, 
> other than for
> using it as a tool for stylesheets that output HTML, a new class 
> of content
> viewer will need to be popularized that puts HTML to shame.  
> Anything less, and
> the world is doomed to HTML land and the monopolies that will control it
> forever.  Mr Laurent already made this plea which I think is 
> right on target.
> Why should XML be constrained by HTML?
> Tyler

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