Re: Whitespace

Dave_Raggett (
Thu, 13 Jan 94 15:58:11 GMT

> I don't think that the Web should be used only to present text-based
> documents -- certainly not! The Web is a joy to view over Mosaic, and
> perhaps the first thing that really makes the Internet into an exciting
> and accessible resource for people. As a matter of fact, I don't think
> anyone is really arguing for that.

Too right! I am keenly looking foward to bolting in support for
realtime video and audio streams using the new isochronous protocols
now becoming available. Just think of browsing thru web documents to
find the tv channel of your choice, or perhaps requesting a rerun of
a favorite episode of Red Dwarf. Instead of snapshots of a coffee pot,
we could be tapping into video coverage direct from NASA ...

> I don't think we should limit the scope, but I also don't think we should
> forget them, either.

Thats the justification for the FIG element in HTML+. It allows
for shaped buttons etc. but also provides an effective way of viewing
them on vt100 terminals.

Dave Raggett