Re: Postscript Behavior...

Marc Andreessen (
Tue, 27 Apr 93 19:00:17 -0500

Bill Janssen writes:
> It would be nice if when a Postscript, audio, or image file is selected
> (or any type which uses an external viewer), XMosaic would put something
> in the document window (maybe "Document foo://
> being displayed via command `xv DOC'" or some such), and make the source
> of the document manipulable via the "File/Document Source..." and "Save
> As..." buttons. Or in some other way unify the two classes.

Yup -- in 2.x (or whatever we call the Next Generation, this summer),
non-text datatypes will be represented iconically and one will be able
to save to file, print (if possible), pipe through external viewer,
display with default mechanism, reload over the network, or whatever,
through the GUI. This will be part of the MIME support also. And the
WYSIWYG editing. (Promises promises.)


Marc Andreessen
Software Development Group
National Center for Supercomputing Applications