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RE: Why bother?

From: Jonathan Rosenne <rosenne@qsm.co.il>
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002 09:36:07 +0200
To: "'html-w3c'" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001201c1c1bc$ec414f00$a36c96d4@qsm3>
I would like to point out a single aspect among many, one which is also
relevant to this list: Internationalization. ASCII is simple enough for
most developers and even managers to understand, but
internationalization is tough. W3C helped make Unicode the lingua franca
and reference point of character sets.

Jony

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Panos Stokas
> Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 9:49 AM
> To: html-w3c
> Subject: Re: Why bother?
> 
> 
> > I think...
> > The difference is that XML parsers simply won't accept broken XML.
> HTML
> 
> The question is not about parsers. It is about forming 
> specifications whose importance is slighted by the members 
> themselves. The question is what W3C has really done, besides 
> CSS, to "Lead the Web to its Full Potential" and how 
> different the web would really be without W3C. Only slightly 
> IMO. Perhaps to the best. Authors of alternative browsers 
> would waste less time incorporating the specifications 
> correctly and they would make more competitive products.
> 
> 
> 
> 
Received on Saturday, 2 March 2002 02:36:32 GMT

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