Re: HTML4.0 draft: comments re: inclusion of frames (fwd)

marduk (marduk@gte.net)
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 10:31:33 -0500 (CDT)


Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 10:31:33 -0500 (CDT)
From: marduk <marduk@gte.net>
To: WWW-HTML Mailing List <www-html@w3.org>
In-Reply-To: <199709101430.PAA01308@imbolc.ucc.ie>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.96.970910102051.14922B-100000@manson.gte.net>
Subject: Re: HTML4.0 draft: comments re: inclusion of frames (fwd)

> MZ writes:
>    I completely disagree.  Personally I think the 3.0 proposal was bloated
>    with more worthless crap that 3.2 or 4.0.  

I just joined this list, so I don't knwo whther this has been discussed
before, but I see the 4.0 proposal as doing exactly what I felt the 3.2
proposal did, mainly to keep up with what has already been implemented by
Netscape and Microsoft and generally already accepted as "standard".

It seems to me, that the W3C has been playing catch up for some time and
mostly to agree with what is already being used en mass.  Unfortunately
the W3C has, in my opinion, lost most of it's power to the top 2 and it's
unfortunate because I believe we are now really seeing a fragmentation in
the HTML community.

Let's face it.  There is not much 'openness' in this platform anymore.
The big two implement what their customers want (i.e. what sells) and we
accept it without much discussion.  Sounds pretty closed to me.

I dunno, just my opinion.

-=-marduk-=-

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