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   Re: Netscape Navigator 5.0

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  • From: len bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
  • To: David Megginson <ak117@freenet.carleton.ca>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 18:27:29 -0600

David Megginson wrote:
> Althought it's always best to wait for the fine print, the
> announcement that Netscape will release the source code for 5.0 and
> will allow redistribution of modified versions is very interesting for
> XML developers.
> All the best,
> David

Not to be a killjoy:  I hope it is easier to 
dig through than the Mosaic code was. :-)
In the long run, this may be the way that a 
standard client framework for the Internet emerges 
now that all the players understand exactly 
how hard that is given the ever mutating 
set of language types and protocols it has to support. 

So one more wild thought:  it will soon 
be very necessary to revisit all of the 
concepts of HyTime and ask ourselves if 
it is possible to build within XML, a true 
language-independent framework for 
hypermedia systems.  I think we are 
about ready for a standard color hyper-TV.    

len bullard

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