Everyone needs to lighten up as the question of image format is moot at
this point and people will add support for other formats and add support
for displaying w/in Mosaic and add support for on-demand client
conversion, etc, etc, etc...
If, however, Mosaic is going to grow into a strong and robust
implementation that supports the growing needs of its user community,
the software developers at NCSA need to be aware of the real-world
contraints and demands of real-world users. Otherwise the entire
exercise is merely software for its own sake.
Marc Andreessen writes:
David C. Martin writes:
> Would you (Jon) stop trying to defend the design limitations of
> Mosaic and simply recommend GIF to people who have the choice?
Who are you to say something like that? Jesus, lighten up.
> It is up to the software designer to provide the authors of the
> world the tools and functionality that they require to convey their
So demand a refund.