From: Håkon Wium Lie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Aug 05 2000 - 14:35:59 PDT
Also sprach Eugene Leitl:
> > To judge a browser based on whether or not it reads and displays HTML
> > correctly according to an industry-wide standard is a 1994
> > criteria.
> Thanks for confirming my growing suspicion that the web is utterly
> unsuitable for publishing of scientific documents with a readability
> scope beyond a few years. Acidfree dead tree can last at least a
HTML will also last a century. I'm willing to bet that computers anno
2100 will be able to read current HTML.
> Time to define own academic publishing *standards* and decouple from
> the industry (defacto already happened with .ps.gz, though .pdf is
> rapidly gaining ground -- not a good development, as GhostView and
> AdobeAcrobat differ in their rendering standards. Also, AA has buffer
> overrun troubles -- the plague of all complex data formats). Constant
> manual migration is way too expensive.
Stick to H1, P and CITE and you'll be ok.
Chief Technology Officer Opera Software
Håkon Wium Lie http://www.opera.com/people/howcome
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