Re: My collected comments on the HTML 4.0 draft

Jukka Korpela (jkorpela@cc.hut.fi)
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 16:29:40 +0300 (EET DST)


Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 16:29:40 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Jukka Korpela <jkorpela@cc.hut.fi>
To: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <34169B04.A29B2CA7@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.3.96.970910162419.19158B-100000@tuuba.hut.fi>
Subject: Re: My collected comments on the HTML 4.0 draft

On Wed, 10 Sep 1997, Arnaud Le Hors wrote:

> In the first paragraph I find:
> > Instead of being an
> > all-inclusive attempt to define an improved version of HTML, the hypertext markup language for the World Wide Web, it
> > appears to be the product of evolution by mutations and vendor-driven selection.
> 
> This sentence clearly shows your misunderstanding of what W3C is all
> about. I don't know what you expect but you shouldn't be surprised that
> HTML 4.0 is vendor-driven

Who said I was surprised? I _am_ surprised now that you admit it,
especially since http://www.w3.org/Consortium/ seems to give a different
picture.

I merely characterized the HTML 4.0 draft. And I was just stating
something, not blaiming anyone. It seems that I stated a fact.

I did not expect the Spanish inquisition to scrutinize my understanding
when I sent my comments. Luckily the autoreply message from
www-html-editor@w3.org was quite nice and polite.

Yucca, http://www.hut.fi/home/jkorpela/