Re: WWW vs DynaText

Tim Berners-Lee (timbl)
Wed, 3 Jun 92 22:45:52 MET DST

When we looked at dynatext, about a year ago, it was a system which
built (like compiled) a bunch of already written SGML into a "book"
which ould be scanned on-line. The book was kept in some dynatxtext-special
form, with indexes etc. It did not parse SGML on the fly as W3 does.

There is no client-server protcol to dynatext, so you ahve to have the
"book" mounted by NFS say where you want to read it.

A strange thing was that if you made some incremental
change to the underlying SGML then you had to remake the
whole book. The licencing was by the number of books
you made, so every time you reran "make book" or whatever it
was called, you had you rlicense edcremented by one.

I think there is a bit of a review about in on the web... try
which Ifound by a link from

Dynatext may have improved since we tried it. The mail
addreses of peopl einvolved are linked to those documents.

Hope this helps.

Tim BL
PS: It was more like 2 years ago.