Re: Alternatives to the W3C
At 01:38 PM 1/19/00 -0800, Dave Winer wrote: >1. Web developers, who must look at the content exactly as their users look >at it. For these people, today, that's MSIE 5.x on Windows, not any content >handler, that specific one. Dave, please tell us you didn't really mean this. I'm not talking about the IE5 issue; if you want to exclude a third of the market (at least; there are still a lot of Macs and Unix boxes out there) from seeing your stuff, that's a business decision that you're free to take on its own merits. What's silly is the notion that any Web Developer should operate on the basis that WYSIWYG is still alive in a world full of different screen formats, resolutions, font repertoires, and color capabilities. I used to be a regular speaker at the Seybold conferences. The Seybold crowd (heavy design geeks) initially kind of hoped the Web would go away, because they couldn't have the fine control over pixels and so on that they were used to. I remember like yesterday going to one in '96 (maybe '95) when there was a keynote-with-demo of the first release of Adobe's PageMill... the demo featured drag&droping pictures into place on web pages, and having them come up just right in the browser. WYSIWYG for the Web! The crowd exploded in a roaring ovation. I thought "These people Just Don't Get It". 4 years later, that crowd generally does get it. And is living with the fact that you can have design excellence without WYSIWYG. And PageMill is still a piece of crap. -Tim 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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