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Re: Intranet pages

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 09:07:43 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908050906330.18950@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 5 Aug 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > > That is incorrect. For instance, many document management systems 
> > > run only in intranets, yet they still need to support a wide variety 
> > > of user agents (not controlled by the vendors of these systems).
> > 
> > Sure, but if there's a problem, the vendor gets called on it and fixes 
> > it.
> 
> Incorrect again. The vendors of these systems have little control about 
> the UA vendor's bug fixing (I'm talking from experience here).

The UA isn't necessarily the one that gets fixed.


> > No need for a standard there. This is unlike an open environment like 
> > the Web where the consumer, the producer, and the UA vendor might have 
> > no relationship whatsoever.
> 
> Actually, it's very similar.

I disagree, but I don't see any way to convince you.


> > Again, I'm not saying a standard isn't useful in these cases, just 
> > that supporting those cases isn't our goal, and can't be without 
> > compromising on our other more important goals regarding the open Web, 
> > as discussed here:
> > 
> >    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Aug/0242.html
> 
> Not sure what part of that mail you're referring to. In particular, I 
> wasn't talking about supporting proprietary features likes ActiveX 
> controls.

I was referring to the last few paragraphs where I describe how this 
affects development of open Web specifications.

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