Subject: Re: Flash for *BSD Petition
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Charles Shannon Hendrix <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/02/2004 21:30:40
Wed, 01 Sep 2004 @ 12:51 -0400, Louis Guillaume said:
> >Who says it isn't?
> >There is no WWW without HTML. HTML is the hypertext standard for the
> Certainly it's the basis and the standard. However it's not the only
> thing out there.
OK... what else is out there then?
I haven't exactly been under a rock, and I've never heard anything about
something besides HTML as the markup for the WWW.
I suspect anything you might be thinking about is NOT the WWW.
Like Gopher... that's not the WWW.
Of course, these days the average Joe thinks that WWW == Internet,
and all sorts of nonsense like that. That's one reason it is so
hard to fight problems by educating people. They've been thoroughly
> It's really up to what the browsers will support.
> >They are putting PostScript in web pages? Ick...
> Adobe's Acrobat reader plugin has been there since the dawn of plugins,
> I believe.
That's a bit different though. It's used when you need page layout, and
that's the proper thing to do.
Having your browser launch that is just a convienience.
I thought you were saying they were creating pages that you navigated
that had PostScript code embedded.
> Yeah, it probably won't happen, but maybe Macromedia may take the high
> road and hook us up with an open source dev. kit for flash content
> (speaking of snowballs in hell) :)
You never know.
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