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Propose of standards

From: Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor <roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 09:43:07 -0400 (EDT)
To: W3C HTML <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.991006093910.2612A-100000@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Is the purpose of standards to compromise on the current crap and make it
interoperatable.  Or is the purpose of standards to create new crap such
that if everyone used it, everyone would be even better off?

In particular, what is the purpose of the HTML standard?

-- 
Russell O'Connor                           roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
       <http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/~roconnor/>
``And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message''
-- Anindita Dutta, ``The Paradox of Truth, the Truth of Entropy''
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