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Re: Alternatives to the W3C

  • From: steve@r... (Stephen R. Savitzky)
  • To: "Didier PH Martin" <martind@n...>
  • Date: 20 Jan 2000 12:01:25 -0800

Re: Alternatives to the W3C
"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. 

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

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.

> 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.

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