Re: Dynamic HTML documents with

Jim Killian (
Tue, 9 May 1995 11:25:10 +0500

I believe Netscape intends to use this (or something similar to it) for
simple animations techniques as well.

>>> Jim

At 10:54 AM 5/8/95 -0800, Ron Wolf wrote:
>Mail*Link(r) SMTP Dynamic HTML documents with client pull
>Interesting feature here.
>Ulf Kronman writes:
> >
> > I had to take a look at the HTML source to find out what this was, and I
> > found a new HTML directive looking something like this:
> >
> > <META HTTP-EQUIV=REFRESH CONTENT="20; URL=http://[file name].au">
> >
> > I presume this tells Netscape to download the audio file 20 seconds after
> > the page has been loaded.
> >
> > Is this nuicance going to be a part of the proposed HTML v 3.0 or is it a
> > Netscape specific extension?
>The META tag is HTML 2. Standard stuff. Used for several indexing
>applications, as far as I know.
>Sounds like they've chosen to interpret "http-equiv=refresh" to mean
>that the client should go retrieve some stuff after a little
>while. Hmmm... I thought http-equiv was intended for the server to
>spit out HTTP headers when this document is served. This might be
>different from the spirit of the spec, but it's not inconsistent,
>In any case: the HTML spec is hardly relavent. This is an HTTP-related
> > This is AWFULL - this means that the time when *you* choose what you want
> > so see on the web is gone! TV-style advertising is entering the Web!
>So don't visit providers that use this feature.
>Netscape has enabled a certain class of applications, but ultimately,
>you still choose whether to participate in them or not.
>As an information provider, you choose whether you want to rely on such
>experimental features or not too.
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