Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, 29 Jun 1996 20:15:02 -0800 To: email@example.com (Marc Salomon), firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, From: firstname.lastname@example.org (M. Hedlund) Subject: Re: Introducing NetscapeML Marc Saloman writes: >In any case, its a pleasant shock to see Microsoft truly constructively >involved in the standards process. Never thought I'd see the day. >Let's hope they keep it up. That was actually my first question on reading the start of this thread: how deep does that go? I completely agree that it is great to see representatives of Microsoft sitting in the front row at IETF meetings -- just as it would be or is great to see representatives of any major browser vendor in the same position. But I have wondered if this is commitment on the part of _individuals_ or commitment on the part of the organization as a whole. Individuals from Netscape (particularly Lou Montulli and Ari Luotonen) also participate in some Web standards bodies, but I haven't seen a company-wide commitment. Thomas, Chris, or anyone else, is Microsoft making that commitment? If not, this thread is just a different kind of marketing. Please note that I am talking about participation in public standards bodies, not the W3C. (Nor am I dismissing the latter completely, but standards bodies with admissions charges are a different kettle of oranges.) Marc Hedlund <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organic Online is hiring Perl5/CGI programmers. Write mail to my Organic address or see <http://www.organic.com/Home/Info/Jobs/index.html>.