mosaic display news

Marc Andreessen (
Thu, 19 Aug 93 03:27:42 -0500

You may be happy to know that I have before me a Mosaic running a
quite revised HTML widget, thanks to Eric's kamikaze work ethic, that
includes the following features:

<LI> No more document pages or large virtual windows -- everything is
managed by the widget itself (including scrollbars).
<LI> Preformatted text sections wider than window do not force
all text to be formatted to full width of window; text will be
formatted to width of visible window and horizontal scrollbar
will allow viewing remainder of the pre sections.
<LI> Jumping to anchor in document in new window (e.g. using middle
button) now works.
<LI> Performance performance performance! (Really!)

(BTW, this also means that putting widgets -- e.g., Motif text entry
fields, etc. -- inside the HTML widget suddenly got a lot simpler and
therefore should be arriving soon. Of course, Eric's still gotta do
all the work, so I'd *hate* to overpromise and thereby put him under a
lot of pressure, which always makes him work really hard... :-)

In addition to Eric, I'd like to thank my mother, Roy Buchanan,
Johannes Brahms, Cariann and Amy at Espresso Royale, Pepperidge Farm,
J. Crew, Smith Barney Hutton Shearson Lehman Brothers And Sisters,
Mystery Science Theatre 3000, the State of Idaho, and Bill Clinton for
these breakthroughs.