How real is the embedded web-page technique?

Jeanne A. E. DeVoto jeanne at
Fri Oct 11 01:51:26 EDT 2002

At 1:16 AM -0700 10/10/2002, Scott Rossi wrote:
>Recently, Jeanne A. E. DeVoto wrote:
>>> I believe it would be in your best interest as the creators of the tools to
>>> reference Rev/MC's ability to display *HTML source* and not the rendered
>>> HTML pages that folks see in a Web browser.
>> Um... but it does render HTML, via the htmlText property. Not all of the
>> HTML 4.0 spec, certainly, but it renders basic inline styling, images, and
>> links. That's not enough for all purposes but it seems to me it is enough
>> to say that Rev "renders HTML on its own".
>Well, one of the original questions was "is it just like embedding a browser
>on the card".  Sure, Rev/MC can display HTML formatted text, and can display
>images referenced from a URL, but this is a far cry from displaying a
>rendered page layout in which the aforementioned elements appear.

Fair enough. The HTML support is mostly for text styles, and anything
having to do with block elements isn't going to appear in a field. Still, I
think this is useful often enough that referencing only the ability to
display plain text (the HTML source) misses part of the picture. I think
it's a question of striking the correct balance in letting people know what
is and isn't supported.

Jeanne A. E. DeVoto ~ jeanne at
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