Re: The Browser Wars are Dead! Long Live the Browser Wars!
Joe English wrote: > Paul Prescod wrote: > > >>Len, the Web architecture was always designed to make it easy to switch >>HTML out. HTML has been an optional feature since day 1. [...] >>[...] The web browser is the application that was designed to >>handle every content type and new content types and tasks all of the >>time. > > > That's not how the Web worked on day 1 though. > > The original version of HTTP only delivered HTML; > MIME types weren't added until HTTP 1.0. (You could > stick a <PLAINTEXT> tag at the top of a text file, > but that was part of the HTML layer, not HTTP.) > > <URL: http://www.w3.org/Protocols/HTTP/AsImplemented.html > I stand corrected. Sometime around 92/93, it became possible to swap out HTML for something else. Paul Prescod
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