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Re: The Browser Wars are Dead! Long Live the Browser Wars!


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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