HTML is continually expanded to include more direct-presentation-control
tags, some accepted by the HTML WG, some done ad hoc (ala MCOM).
2. HTML 3.1
HTML as it has been, plus stylesheets to control presentation.
WWW Browsers become SGML browsers, allowing providers to use the
DTD best suited to their documents: PDL (presentation display lang)?,
HTML, MDL (math display language)?, any other DTD, which can all be
mixed in a single document.
4. Multi-format browser
Mosaic, etc. become larger, able to read and display HTML, Web-PDF,
Web-TeX, CGM, SVF, VRML, etc.
5. Chimera-style multi-format browser
Single browser which uses separate rendering plug-in programs to
interpret different formats
6. Multi-browser (CCI, CORBA)
Several smaller browsers, one for each format, which can communicate
with each other.
Can we refine our discussion a bit by speaking in the same terms, and arguing
the relative merits of each of these possibilities?