Re: The One Thing...

Date: Thu Jan 25 2001 - 16:10:50 MST

Charlie Stross wrote:
> No, the web is broken because people have forgotten that it was originally
> about cross-platform portability, not rendering. The rot set in with the

You can't render stuff which is dependant on some external, poorly specified
context. Such as font metrics of a specific font.

> IMG SRC tag, and now it's terminal!

Actually, but for waste of bandwidth a bitmap with fulltext in the
META tag makes a very good sense as lowest common denominator in regards
to fixed typography.
> I'm going back to gopher.

A couple of people already proposed that.

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