Re: Revision information for HTML documents

Daniel W. Connolly (
Mon, 18 Dec 1995 11:04:15 -0500

In message <9512181558.AA14083@sso-austin>, Ben Combee write
>Rather than extend HTML again (I'm a bit of a minimalist here),

Yeah verily! Fight the good fight, my man!

> why not
>expand the valid content types for WWW browsers/tools to include something
>like application/x-rcs. Reasons for this:
>* The file format exists and is well documented.
>* A large code base exists for handling these files.
>* RCS, being outside of SGML, can handle changes without funny DTD tricks.
>* This easily handles lots of levels of changes, not just the one level
> that a simple <INS>/<DEL> or CLASS="added"/"deleted" would have
>* A browser that could graphically show RCS changes would be a killer app
> for revision control enthusiasts.

I'm sold. Anybody with time to hack this up? You could probably score
big in one of the Java applet contests. (Is there a python applet
contest? Safe-Tcl?)