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Netscape, SGI, and Sun Team Up for 3D

SAN FRANCISCO--Officials from Netscape Communications, Silicon Graphics (SGI), and Sun Microsystems today announced a joint developing agreement at the Web Innovation show to bring multimedia 3D extensions to the World Wide Web. These extensions will work with the Java programming language and JavaScript, Sun's new Web scripting language.

"This is a great example of how companies can work together to create standards instead of relying on one company," said Netscape's Marc Andreessen in a thinly veiled jab at Microsoft.

Andreessen was joined onstage by Eric Shmidt, CTO of Sun, and Tom Jermoluk, president and COO of SGI, where the trio announced that companies including Macromedia will support the effort.

Commenting on JavaScript, Eric Shmidt said, "It extends the power of Java for mere mortals. If you can use HTML, you can use JavaScript." Schmidt said a working specification for these extensions will be delivered by the first half of 1996.