Re: [dev] Re: Why HTTP is so bad?

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Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 16:47:06 -0400

On Fri, May 24, 2013, at 16:02, Strake wrote:
> Yes. A web browser ought to have a component to fetch documents and
> start the appropriate viewer, as in mailcap. The whole monolithic web
> browser model is flawed.

And you spend a day on wikipedia or tvtropes and you've got two hundred
HTML viewers open?

You need _something_ monolithic to manage a linear (or, rather,
branching only when you choose to, via open new window or new tab)
browsing history, even if content viewers aren't part of it. When you
click a link within "the appropriate viewer", it needs to be _replaced_
with the viewer for the content at the link you clicked on.

And if you don't like the way people normally browse a site like
wikipedia or tvtropes, then... well, you've missed the point of
hypertext, and what you're building isn't a web browser.
Received on Fri May 24 2013 - 22:47:06 CEST

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