Re: HTML spec

frans van hoesel (
Wed, 16 Jun 1993 21:10:28 +0100 (MDT)

Marc writes:
> 99.99% of the people I talk to want to put rich documents online,
> want control over what it looks like,
> and don't give a damn about semantic markup or distinctions between
> document structure and appearance AT ALL; the other 0.01% are still
> grappling with this whole keyboard-monitor-mouse concept.)

You are very right about that !. HTML as it is now is simple to learn.
In fact I learned by simply starting (and finished with the vatican
exhibit). There were some things that I would like to control, and are
not (yet?) possible, and some never will be, but I liked it already
as it is.
Ofcourse it took some time to find out the nice tricks. for example
to have the editor replace all CRCR pairs with a CR<p>CR but at the
point I did the last page, it went all very easy.

- frans

O, the points that were missing at that time, which I would have liked
text running around the picture, pre formatted text in a nice font,
and a mouse position depended selection inside an image
(yes I know we have now ISMAP, and I don't like it at all, because it
depends so much on the server: I cannot simply setup a document that
works this way, without storing this document on a very special server...
I want to make a document, that should contain the relevant info, not
the server!)

but the net result is still pretty good.
Now if there only were a program that color quantifies a page of images to
use not more than say 150 colors, but each image itself not more than 50...

I guess the wish list never ends, and that's what we are all avraid off.