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Re: Alternatives to the W3C

  • From: Rolande Kendal <kendal@i...>
  • To: <xml-dev@i...>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 15:34:40 -0500

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...

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