10.0697 Web stylistics: browser survey

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 13 Feb 1997 07:46:14 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 697.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: "P.B.Cox -Peter Cox" <P.B.Cox@open.ac.uk> (18)
Subject: RE: 10.0686 frames &c.

[2] From: Laurel Bowman <lbowman@uvic.ca> (14)
Subject: Re: browser survey

Date: Wed, 12 Feb 97 13:25:00 GMT
From: "P.B.Cox -Peter Cox" <P.B.Cox@open.ac.uk>
Subject: RE: 10.0686 frames &c.

On 10th February 1997 I posted a reply to WM's request for information
regarding the use of frames. The message started:

>[The following was passed on to Humanist by Peter Cox, but the header was
>rather badly munched by my digesting software, so details of its origin
>have been lost. --WM]
>Thank you to everyone who replied to the brief survey I conducted on the
>LIS-LINK and LIS-UKOLUG discussions lists on the use of frames on a Web
>page. Please find here the summarised results from the 26 responses.
>[Please note: the opinions expressed in the survey results are not
>necessarily those of the compiler William Hann]

The message originated from a survey undertaken on the LIS-LINK and
LIS-UKOLUG (two lists at the Mailbase server mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk) over
the preceding few weeks and was posted to these lists on 10th February 1997.
The survey was carried out by William Hann (EMail

Peter Cox

Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 10:17:19 -0800
From: Laurel Bowman <lbowman@uvic.ca>
Subject: Re: browser survey

That was a very useful survey on browser use and preferences! A couple of
minor common beliefs need correction:

- Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0.1 is in fact available for Macintosh,
with a couple of bells and whistles that aren't available for the PC
version - I use it in preference to Netscape on my Mac, because it takes
up less than 1/2 the memory of Netscape.

- An ActiveX plugin for non-Explorer browsers is available on the Explorer site.

Laurel Bowman

Laurel M. Bowman lbowman@uvic.ca
Greek and Roman Studies http://web.uvic.ca/athena/bowman

University of Victoria ph: (250) 721-8517 fax: (250) 721-8516