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Re: Future version of HTML!?

From: Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor <roconnor@uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 16:05:31 -0400 (EDT)
To: W3C HTML <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.991023160402.29291A-100000@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
On Sat, 23 Oct 1999, Frank Boumphrey wrote:

> You miss the point,
> ISO issues standards, W3C being an Industrial consortium issues
> recommendations, which may or may not be followed. If they are followed then
> they gain some credence as a de-facto standard.

Exactly my point.  The HTML recommendations haven't become de-facto
standards.  They are not even folled by the consortium members.  So W3C's
HTML recommendations are not standards.

Russell O'Connor                           roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
``And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message''
-- Anindita Dutta, ``The Paradox of Truth, the Truth of Entropy''
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