Re: More questions.

Robert Glidden (
Fri, 2 Dec 1994 15:02:17 -0800 (PST)

.vrml is 4 characters, incompatible with DOS, .wrl doesn't sound like
.vrml, so how about .vr? There is no law that says there must be 3
letters in a dos file extension (c language files are .c by convention).
'Dot VR files' kinda has a ring to it, also to a user a .vr is more
obviously 'virtual reality'.

On Fri, 2 Dec 1994, Jan Hardenbergh wrote:

> VRML is the data format. What is the protocol? We need some
> overview material - what are the minimum requirements of the
> browser. Does level of detail get done in the browser with all
> of the data local? Is it done with CGI scripts? or some VES protocol?
> WWWInline currently says that you do not know when the data
> will be fetched. I think it should say it will not be fetched until
> it needs to be. This will allow more sophisticated scenes and
> level of detail schemes.
> .wrl is specified in the VRML 1.0 Draft, but people still use .vrml.
> It will always be confusing to have them be different. Change one
> of them. WRL 1.0 Web Realization Language.
> -Jan