Re: Netscape v NCSA, Progress?

Rich Brandwein (
Thu, 27 Oct 94 20:45:52 EDT

On Oct 27, 10:15am, Robert Robbins wrote:
> At least to me it seems that there is a
> potentially big deal lurking in the possibility of multiple diverging
> improvements.

I agree. Specifically from the perspective of large internal corporate nets
relying on Web technology, diverging "improvements" gives a very different
set of +/- then people thinking of external nets. Internally there's
potentially much more need for a standard set of markup, since there's also
more emphasis on global support. It would be nice to run well tamed
(if we can believe there's such a beast) robots that can catch problems and
suggest solutions within a (seemingly) limited set of pages, while giving
users the flexibility to do what they want/need within the constraints
of the language. It also provides some support capability from the
of understanding particular problems and limitations of browsers when
questions come up.

Rich Brandwein
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