Re: Concerns about HTML+ complexity

Dan Hinckley (
Fri, 17 Jun 1994 14:51:04 -0700 (PDT)

Dan Hinckley The EarthWeb Project
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On Fri, 17 Jun 1994, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

I'd appreciate some ideas on how you think this might be implemented.
> As food for thought, let me throw this in: if I could tell the art people
> here that they could Quark Xpress files seamlessly into HTML files (sans
> hyperlinking of course) because everyone out there has a free plug-in
> provided by Quark that does the rendering into every Web browser (and if
> people don't have it they can get it from our site anyways), they'd do
> backflips.
> Build a strong, portable, efficient API, and encourage ALL vendors to
> build plug-ins to the API for their products. Then HTML++... won't have
> to try and become a page description language, it can stay light and easy
> to use as the lingua franca.
> Brian