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General Technology => Development and technology news and discussion. => Topic started by: Gary-SC on 30 Oct 2019, 08:04:22 pm

Title: In October 1991, Tim Berners-Lee Published a Document Called 'HTML Tags'
Post by: Gary-SC on 30 Oct 2019, 08:04:22 pm
As someone relatively new to the industry, I find it very interesting to read about the history of tech.

https://www.webdesignmuseum.org/web-design-history/tim-berners-lee-published-a-document-called-html-tags-1991
Title: Re: In October 1991, Tim Berners-Lee Published a Document Called 'HTML Tags'
Post by: Jason Knight on 30 Oct 2019, 11:52:57 pm
So often people in this field -- new and old -- wonder how we got into this mess, but instead of researching why or how, they just start slathering the blame at whatever is currently hot and trendy to bash. Typically Microsoft.

Knowing the history of HTML, why it exists, what it is for, etc, etc is one of the most important parts of grasping the "why" of it all. It gets you over certain mental hurdles -- and more importantly impediments placed by greed and ignorance -- that you might otherwise not see a way past.

And if nothing else, as the saying goes "those who forget history are doomed to repeat it."

See how so much of HTML 5 and the current course of the W3C is repeating the disaster of mid '90's to early '00's presentational markup and undoing 20 years of actual progress.