Re: Compiled HTML Docs...

Richard L. Goerwitz (
Sun, 29 Jan 1995 05:06:13 +0100

>> I feel that at some point, HTML developers will want to have the
>> source code for their pages compiled into a format which will make
>> them somewhat less duplicatable by others.

While we're at it, why don't we work on methods of publishing books
so no one can read them. People might understand the words and learn
from them.

>There are, IMO, a couple of good reasons to keep the source readily
>available. 1) Authors improve their skills quickly by copying techniques
>from each other, and, in the process, the overall quality of the Web
>increases in a consistent manner. 2) Having open HTML source makes it easy
>to write robots, worms, spiders and other intelligent agents that can surf
>the Web on our behalf building indexes and databases.

Lance is clearly in the right here. After all, the point of the Internet
isn't to create a cottage industry for people who have learned HTML.

Nuf said?

Richard Goerwitz