Re: Toward Closure on HTML

Marc Andreessen (marca@eit.COM)
Tue, 5 Apr 1994 21:57:29 GMT

"Rob Raisch, The Internet Company" writes:
> HURRAH! Praise the maker, another has come into the light.
> This idea comes around every so often. It is a good idea. It
> is the correct thing to do. I believe we should do it.

I still don't see why. ???

> Having said that, I'd like to go on record as stating that I don't
> believe we ever WILL do it.
> There is a feeling that anything which breaks current practice -- even
> though it is the correct and logical thing to do, even though it fixes
> something which has been broken since HTML was first created -- is BAD.
> Would you like to see HTML (and what it can become) served out of every
> cable box/information superhighway control widget in the country? I
> would. I think it's strong enough. I think it's the right choice.
> Let's build tools for the future - not tools shackled to the past.

Yeah, but agreeing on that is the easy part :-). What we keep having
trouble coming to consensus on is what's the future vs what's a