[Oberon] Re (2): Text in V4.

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Mon Jan 11 18:25:13 CET 2021

From:	"Skulski, Wojciech" <skulski at pas.rochester.edu>
Date:	Mon, 11 Jan 2021 04:45:19 +0000
> > Translation of a fold element to a collapsible element in HTML5 might
> > be possible.
> Why would you want to do this?

Unexpected question.  Please open this.

There you can see a small selection of source files.  To read one of 
them, simply click or tap on it.  You can use a good old desktop 
machine running MS Windows or Linux or MacOS.  You can use a tablet.  
You can use a smartphone.  Demographic data here.

Client device independence is possible by giving the browser 
responsibility for presentation. The server provides content with 
optional default presentation.  The client browser presents according 
to capabilities.  

The significance of client device indepedence is illustrated by 
attempting to read a fixed format text on a small screen.  You will 
need good eyes to read small typography.  Alternatively you need the 
patience and time to scroll left and right while reading larger 

The objective of documentation is to help a reader understand a topic.  
To be effective, documentation must be available and accessible.  The 
Web is now the most ubiquitous medium for public distribution of 

Of course we can insist "If you are interested in Oberon, just install 
Oberon {V4, V5 ...} on your {MS Windows desktop system, Digilent 
Xilinx xyz, ...}.  Within the system read all *.Mod, *.Text and*.Tool 
files.  Then you will know all about it."  Or a variation of that.  

A difficult approach.  There is no necessity for it.  No offense 
intended but I'm afraid that approach will guarantee Oberon becoming 
more obscure.  Why condemn a good idea? =8~(  Why not allow it to 
flourish?  =8~)

I don't mean to rant.  Certainly to be emphatic.

Regards,                                    ... P. L.

Tel: +1 604 670 0140            Bcc: peter at easthope. ca

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