Re: my two more 2 cents on VRML (was Scripts vs. APIs)

Linas Vepstas (
Mon, 12 Sep 1994 16:09:10 -0500

> Date: Fri, 9 Sep 1994 16:49:35 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Brian Behlendorf <>
> Subject: Re: my two more 2 cents on VRML (was Scripts vs. APIs)
> Many of the issues that are being discussed (APIs/scripts, network
> caching, etc.) have been hashed out long ago.

The U.S.Constitution was hashed out over 200 years ago. That hasn't
prevented an ongoing debate for the need to change it, re-interpret it, etc.

> 6 weeks ago I put up a
> survey to guage the opinion matrix of the list members - what features
> should definitely be in the first cut, which ones should be delayed, and
> which ones we probably should never worry about. Three weeks ago I
> compiled and posted the results of that survey. It's available at:
> I have yet to truely convert it to proper HTML, but Hypermail converted
> the important elements correctly.

Although I beleive I took part in the survey (I only found out about
your VRML mailing list the day before the survey deadline!), I think
that you may want to assume that some of your subscribers did not. It
is also possible that opinions have changed since the time of the survey.


BTW, I'm feeling like I'm getting picked on, which I don't like,
and find especially peculiar since I thought I was supporting &
elucidating the mainstream & majority position.