Re: (dsssl) The Future of DSSSL: Concrete proposals

Subject: Re: (dsssl) The Future of DSSSL: Concrete proposals
From: "Paul Tyson" <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 09:35:10 -0800
Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote on Friday, January 04, 2002 8:40 AM

> does anyone still believe that HyTime will ever come into meaningful
> use?

Yes, but it is not wise to speak it out loud because it is only a
distraction at this point.

When groves are understood better, and there are more grove processors, and
there is a fully functional DSSSL engine, HyTime will come into meaningful

It is not unusual for theory to get ahead of technology.  The theory of
holography was developed in the late 1940s, but useful holographs had to
await the development of lasers 20 years later.

But see, I myself am getting distracted from the main point.  The most
important task right now is building a complete DSSSL engine.


Paul Tyson, Principal Consultant                   Precision Documents
     "The art and science of document engineering."

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