File spoon-archives/avant-garde.archive/avant-garde_1999/avant-garde.9902, message 25


Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 21:48:50 +0000
Subject: Re: notart


In message <Pine.3.89.9902211429.A1533-0100000-AT-bloor>, George Free
<aw570-AT-freenet.toronto.on.ca> writes
>On Sun, 21 Feb 1999, Gerald O'Connell wrote:
>
>> telephone network... the only 'new' thing involved is TCP/IP and HTML as
>> the envelope for marked up layout and as a container for interactive and
>> multimedia routines.
>> 
>
>The internet can support a lot of different technologies and is not just
>restricted to the WWW. 
>
>Regarding the latter, lets not forget the use of JavaScript and other
>scripting languages (e.g., VBscript) that allow for programming of HTML
>and control of the browser; and, CGI and languages like Perl that allow
>for dynamic interaction with a server-side applications. 
>
>I think there's actually a lot of new things, and more coming.
>
>
>George
>

TCP/IP and HTTP are more fundamental, I agree. But I referred to HTML as
the 'envelope' for other stuff: amazing how all the source code
involving the successors to HTML still tends to kick off with the old
'<HTML>' tag......
Seems the deal is this: if you want somebody to see it, chances are
you'll be using HTML to tell that guy's machine to get ready to show it
to him....

Gerald O'Connell

http://www.gacoc.demon.co.uk/


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