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As a historical footnote, there's another twist to the story. The engineer
who added the HTTP client to the HaL OLIAS browser was Dan Connolly. Dan
left HaL and joined the W3C, where he became Jon Bosak's point of contact
for initiating the XML effort and the W3C XML Activity lead.
From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 2:13 PM
To: 'Ralph Ferris'; 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Co-operating with Architectural Forms
... it is conceivable
all the names on the pantheon walls would be different.
Instead, those names ended up cleaning up the stables
after the horses left the barn. "Git thar fustest
with the mostest" as the confederate general taught.
From: Ralph Ferris [mailto:email@example.com]
A few years latter, during the craze for the Web but before Netscape and IE,
the OLIAS SGML browser team at HaL Computer systems - where DocBook
originated - added an HTTP client to OLIAS and used AF-based mapping to
render imported HTML documents.