Re: HTML 3.0 -Reply

Walter Ian Kaye (boo@best.com)
Tue, 28 May 1996 22:32:07 -0700


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Date: Tue, 28 May 1996 22:32:07 -0700
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Walter Ian Kaye <boo@best.com>
Subject: Re: HTML 3.0 -Reply

At 9:36a -0800 05/28/96, Charles Peyton Taylor wrote:
>>>> Carl Johan Berglund <f92-cbe@nada.kth.se> 05/27/96 11:24pm >>>
>>Boleslaw Mynarski wrote:
>>> Please don't take it the wrong way but I'm curious...   > Why
>>bother with HTML drafts when ultimately it will be
>>> the browser developers who decide what tags to use or not to?
>> > Is there any browser out there that actually
>>> supports fully ANY HTML draft?
>>
>>That questions could be rewritten as "Why bother making
>>standards, when everybody can choose not to use them,  anyway?"
>
>You know, I've thought about this, and I think that
>the best way of standardizing web browsers is to publish
>a list of those that are up to standard, and possibly
>noting those that are not.


This reminds me... sometime last year, there was talk about W3C-branding,
where there would be some kind of logo -- sort of like Adobe's true
PostScript logo (the page curling up from a computer screen) or
Underwriter's Laboratories' (UL) logo. Seems to me that customer demand
could be created for such an accreditation, and perhaps "the Wilbur
concession" could be used as a steppingstone towards that...

Dan, did anything ever come of the logo talk?

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