Re: Alternatives to the W3C
At 12:01 PM 01/20/2000 -0800, you wrote: >"Didier PH Martin" <martind@n...> writes: > >> a) Netscape is no more pursuing the innovation war that they where doing and >> if you look closely to the Netscape Browser and IE, it is clear that one is >> evolving and the other is stagnant. On the side of Mozilla, the development >> time is bigger than expected but the feature set interesting. It remains now >> to see, if this could be brought to the market (I hope with all my hart that >> it will). > >I prefer to say -- Netscape is reasonably stable, and IE is a moving target. More accurately stated: Netscape is stagnating while IE is evolving. > >In any case, Netscape + IE + Opera now make up a sizeable but rapidly- >decreasing fraction of the browser market -- or haven't you noticed the >number of connected WebTV's, Palm Pilots, cell phones, and recently kitchen >appliances? > No, I haven't! >And the couple of hundred million Linux users who are going to be coming >online in places like China and India over the next few years aren't going >to be using Microsoft products, either. > They certainly are going to be using Microsoft -- albiet bootleg copies. >> b) W3C by having different style languages like XSLT/XSL, CSS just increased >> the cost of development and thus created a huge barrier of entry for any new >> competitor. This, W3C created a barrier of entry for newcomers and only >> corporation with a lot of resources can make it. > >The mapping from XML to HTML (using XSLT and so on) is properly applied on >the server. > Yadda, Yadda, Yadda... >-- >Stephen R. Savitzky <steve@r...> <http://rsv.ricoh.com/~steve/> >Platform for Information Applications: <http://RiSource.org/PIA/> >Chief Software Scientist, Ricoh Silicon Valley, Inc. Calif. Research Center > voice: 650.496.5710 front desk: 650.496.5700 fax: 650.854.8740 > home: <steve@t...> URL: http://theStarport.org/people/steve/ > >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. > > > 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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