Re: Alternatives to the W3C
Len Bullard wrote: > > David Brownell wrote: > > > > The web is about open and, dare I say it, _commodity_ standards. > > > > That's how it grew so quickly. De-commoditizing would be a great > > short-term fix for some companies' market power, but bad long-term > > from the user perspectve due to a decreased ability for innovation > > to occur. > > I've never said one should decommoditzize. I never said you said so -- don't take it personally! However, the premise that it's OK to design "IE5-only" is nothing less than a premise that it's OK to decommoditize. > I say the commodities > must meet reliability testing or be consigned to the open market > of push cart vendors. You can buy your food from the push cart, > and you may like that, but unless there is a health inspector about, > you've little to say about the food poisoning. Curious, albeit non-relevant, analogy in response to my point. So you're in favor of government regulation of the web, then? Only licenced and approved browsers, limited to IE5? Else I'm not sure I see the relevance of what you said. - Dave xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Unsubscribe by posting to majordom@i... the message unsubscribe xml-dev (or) unsubscribe xml-dev your-subscribed-email@your-subscribed-address Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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