Re: coupla html+ possibilities

Marc Andreessen (
Mon, 5 Jul 93 13:06:38 -0500

"Peter Lister, Cranfield Computer Centre" writes:
> > If these are going to be universal bitmaps, then you
> > need to provide a specification so that people can
> > make equivalents for them on other browsers/platforms;
> > perhaps you need a universal bitmap format so we can
> > have the same appearance on diff platforms, and maybe you
> > need to define the intended semantics of the icons.
> But please God, nobody invent another "universal" bitmap format.
> There are enough already. As far as I'm aware, that's the idea - a
> name which implies the meaning, i.e. "home-icon" would draw a
> standard picture of a little house, or "HOME" on a dumb terminal.


It certainly may be that this is a bad idea, that each information
provider should provide his/her own set of bitmaps which are served
normally over the network as is done now, etc. I just think it would
be nice if there were a fairly consistent "palette" of icons that
could be used liberally and would stand a good chance of being
represented in non-graphics displays as well... I think the user
interface of the overall system would benefit.