Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Question: Which browsers support LML?
Answer: Netscape Navigator, MS Internet Explorer, Opera, Lynx and almost every other internet browser is already capable of handling LML documents. In fact, you're currently reading one. However, if you want to save a LML document on your hard disc, you have to change the .lml-ending's MIME-type to text/html, as some old browsers don't support the correct MIME-type "text/lml" yet. If you own a web server, you should change its MIME configuration, too.

2. Question: I don't like this grey background color / this font. How can I replace it?
Answer: On Netscape Navigator: Menu "Edit", click "Preferences", choose "Appearance" and select the fonts and colors you like. You, the user, have full control.
On Internet Explorer: Menu "View", click "Options", select the "General" tab and click on the "colors" and "fonts" buttons at the bottom.
On Opera: Menu "Preferences", click "Background and Fonts...".

3. Question: Is it difficult to author an LML document?
Answer: Not at all! Just take a look at the following snippet:
<title>This is your document's title</title>
<h1>My headline</h1>
<p>
Here you can write your own text.
</p>
As you see, the document consists of plain text surrounded by so-called tags (the words surrounded by <>). The tags describe what the plain text does, whether it is a title, or a part of the document
Writing your own LML document is easy, just replace the texts and you have written your first LML document. Save it with the ending .lml and double clickt it to watch it load in your browser. If you cannot see it yet, your browser seems to be quite outdated and cannot handle .lml-endings. Then you should save it with the ending .html, this will work, always. You can also use emphasized text by surrounding your text with <strong></strong>, or citations with <cite></cite>. For more information about LML, read the LML turorial.

4. Question: Is it true that LML is HTML 1.0?
Answer: No. LML has some new features like forms.

5. Question: Do Netscape or Microsoft officially support LML?
Answer: Not yet, but their browsers are already able to show every LML document. You can read LML documents with more browsers than HTML 4.0!

6. Question: Can you include the <img> tag to LML?
Answer: No. Inline images slow down the loading of a page and make the text too difficult to read.

7. Question: How can I support OOS?
Answer: See our membership section.

8. Question:Does LML support Java and JavaScript?
Answer: Yes, you can write Servlets or CGIs using Java, and almost all server-side JavaScript systems. LML does not support Java applets or JavaScript as both have known compatibility and reliability problems. We at OOS are committed to bring you only the most mature and robust technology.

9. Question:Can I create LML using ASP/PHP/ColdFusion?
Answer: Yes.

10. Question: "LML sounds so good! I would like to use LML on our website but my boss likes frames, animated GIFs and so on. What could I do to overcome him?"
Answer: Tell him the truth! Show him that he will get less visitors when using such annoying technology and scare many customers away. And tell him that he may (hopefully!) get punished for his crime (see our political activities).

11. Question: "It's GREAT !! does this mean that even dummies and women can do this? or is it still too advanced ?" (No, we did NOT make that up - ask her)
Answer: See our tutorial section. Soon you will see and gracefully embrace the simplicity that LML stands for. This is even less complex than programming a VCR

12. Question: Will there be as easy standards as LML for programming my VCR?
Answer: Heck, how should we know? But if you become a "Full Member" today, we might have someone look after that.

If you have any other question about OOS or LML, please write to info@oos.org.