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Re: Please explain the role of the W3C in the continuing development of HTML

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 02:26:31 +0000 (UTC)
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
cc: nathan@webr3.org, Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1102250224150.28618@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 18 Feb 2011, Danny Ayers wrote:
>
> At the other end of the scale, at the 'living spec' end, what safeguards 
> are there to prevent a single vendor setting the agenda with the 
> features it has in the pipeline?

They're all always trying to do that. That's what competition is about. 
This happens regardless of the spec (indeed, it happens even without 
specs). It's not a problem specific to the "living standard" model.

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