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Re: is anyone interested in XHTML?

From: Daniel Hiester <alatus@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 23:13:05 -0800
Message-ID: <004f01bf79df$9aac1520$28bcb2d1@inanis>
To: "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>
In our last episodeRussell Steven Shawn O'Connor said:

I've more or less come to the conclusion that the
W3C is reinventing the wheel, and not doing a very good joba with it
forms, WebSGML, groves, HyTime etc., all are better products than DOM,
XLINK, XML, etc. (IMHO).
_ _ _ _

Well, I'm going to take not only a very American look at it, but much worse,
a very Californian look at it. Compare this with movies: The movies that are
produced by the Hollywood film industry get all over the place. They are
often times terrible movies. Some are very good, but many are just awful.
Alternatively, there are indie films, made by people that just haven't been
accepted by the big boys in Hollywood yet: They do make some very good
movies, as well as some bad ones, but the good movies they make become a
sort of cult hit.

I think that we can compare the W3C to the Hollywood movie industry, except
they're not nearly as legalistically cruel. W3C is comprised largely of
members who, guess what, represent huge corporations. Because of this, the
W3C will probably always be the leader in what is the recommended web
standard, because these big corporations are a part of it.
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