Re: a compromise on tables, etc.

Dale Dougherty (
Fri, 3 Dec 1993 20:49:47 -0800

Dave writes that tables are easy. I don't want to argue
that point either way. However, I have wondered if
tables are a special multimedia object that requires
its own "viewer," just as XV handles graphics. I imagine
a separate table processor that WWW browsers can
invoke. It might even permit some manipulation of the
data, as would a spreadsheet.

This doesn't make tables any harder or easier to implement,
only that the resulting table processor could be invoked
from WWW browser instead of a lot of developers having to
write their own code.


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