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RE: Potential Partial Solution

From: Scott Cadillac <scott@xmlx.ca>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 10:28:55 -0600
To: <public-web-plugins@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c36e4a$a469fab0$5400a8c0@mercury>

Sorry, I just can't see this as a practical idea.

I build business applications for Intranets, where I use MSIE exclusively as
the client.

As much as I love MSIE and all it's well supported technologies, this would
wipe out many smaller businesses and ultimately stifle innovation.

Down the road, I'm thinking the fall-out from this Patent case will equally
affect MSIE and other more rigidly standard based browsers like Mozilla. 

But Microsoft is the only one with the resources for the new development
that's needed - who's going to pay these other developers to collaborate on
such an effort? Likely nobody.

It's too obvious who would dominate the North American market - and the rest
of the world would have nothing (or a patchy beta at best). 

I see this kind of approach as bad for everyone.

Scott Cadillac,
XML-Extranet - http://xmlx.ca
403-281-6090 - scott@xmlx.ca
Well-formed Development
--
Extranet solutions using C# .NET, Witango, MSIE and XML


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-web-plugins-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-web-plugins-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of 
> SerpentMage (Christian Gross)
> Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 9:45 AM
> To: W3C Public Web Plugins List
> Subject: Re: Potential Partial Solution
> 
> 
> 
> Jake Robb wrote:
> 
> >SerpentMage (Christian Gross) wrote:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>However, the community has at hand a perfect opportunity to make a
> >>statement.  If all the browser software vendors decided to make one
> >>browser for the American market and another browser for the 
> rest of the
> >>world, then the issue could settle itself.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >I don't even know where to begin arguing.  This is not a possibility.
> >  
> >
> Interesting....
> 
> Christian Gross
> 
Received on Friday, 29 August 2003 12:29:43 GMT

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