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Re: Future version of HTML!?

From: Albert Lunde <Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 7:33:10 CDT
Message-Id: <199910271233.HAA13279@nuinfo.nwu.edu>
To: www-html@w3.org
> > But the W3C has possibly developed some good standards.  HTTP 1.1 is
> > pretty good as far as I understand, although I don't know much about the
> > protocol.  PNG is a great standard, but also stuffers from a lack of
> > implementation from the consortium's members.
> IIRC PNG wasn't developed by the W3C. Or someone please correct me.

And for that matter, HTTP 1.1 was developed by an IETF working group
(though I think, with various participating people at times 
"wearing two hats"). (And similarly, some HTML RFCs came from the IETF.)

I'm not sure if I should credit the greater longevity of the http-wg 
over the html-wg to (1) desire of W3C to do a revision of the HTML spec 
(2) desire of the IETF to be focused on over-the-wire protocols 
rather that data formats or (3) The real difficulties of getting the 
HTTP 1.1 spec out the door. I'm not expecting an HTTP 1.2 any time
soon, as someone would have to be willing to edit the protocol
document ;)

    Albert Lunde                      Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu
Received on Wednesday, 27 October 1999 08:33:12 UTC

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