kiosks and disenabling features
b.kelly at newcastle.ac.uk
Mon Mar 18 15:32:04 EST 1996
> Elisabeth Roche ace at opus1.com wrote:
> >Basically, we need to design or give our specifications to the software
> >developers and get a good product for kiosks, not another "work-around".
> >Maybe that is exactly what everyone on this list should respond with, the
> >wants. Then we can present them to Netscape or Oracle or Microsoft or
> >whoever. I personally would love to see a list of this type, human-computer
> >interaction and design is a personal study of mine.
> I'd love to see this too. But I suspect that the public-access Internet
> kiosk market is both small and under-funded enough to discourage commercial
> development. I'm considering putting together a grant proposal to develop
> such a package for freeware distribution. I would like to know what others
> on this list think of this approach.
> The package might be a stand-alone browser (built as a revision of Mosaic),
> or it might be a utility that asks a series of questions and then
> modifies/configures Netscape accordingly.
> Other suggestions? Specific feature requirements?
> Kevin C. Marsh, Executive Director
I understand that the W3C community is promoting the notion
of a modular browser. The current generation of browsers, such as
Netscape and Mosaic are regarded as too monolithic. If you are
putting together a proposal for funding, I would suggest that you
try and contact a W3C guru. I suspect that using the Mosaic source code
is the wrong place to start.
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