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Re: [Lynx-dev] Website shows blank page in Lynx browser

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Website shows blank page in Lynx browser
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:47:36 +0100
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On 12/04/18 13:14, Jude DaShiell wrote:
I don't know what Tim Burnersley's position on html5 is but it's been around for long enough for him to have developed one.

As I recall, the original papers on HTML says it was specifically not intended to be what HTML5 is intended to be be, mainly a presentational tool. I think that the original concept was basically something that the average librarian could author directly, but it has become a marketing department tool. Unfortunately I can't find the exact quote at the moment. However, going for a lowest common denominator platform was certainly part of the concept, because CERN had lots of different operating systems.

Tim Berners-Lee seems to keep quiet on such things these days, but I'd also note that he has popular fame for creating something that he didn't want to create.

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