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Re: complexity

From: <olafBuddenhagen@web.de>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 23:28:04 +0200
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040419212804.GG1030@sky.local>

Hi,

On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 11:32:32AM -0400, Jewett, Jim J wrote:

> My definition of "small" is one person in his or her spare time.
> 
> That isn't realistic for a new desktop browser -- but there haven't been
> many of those in a while.  (Safari is probably the most recent, and that
> was partly a rebranding of khtml, rather than a completely new browser.)
> 
> For smaller devices, one hobbyist is often exactly what it available, at 
> least as a bootstrap initial version.  For several years, reading on a 
> palm pilot involved shareware or freeware, which didn't have 6 developers.
> 
> Most of these projects never got around to adding CSS support, because
> there wasn't a small-but-obviously-useful chunk to start with; it was
> huge-project or nothing.  Presentational html is supported, because it
> could be done piecemeal.
> 
> And to be perfectly honest, if the standards are really only aimed at
> multiple-full-time-developer projects, then why bother to standardize?
> "What MSIE does", maybe coupled with "what Mozilla and Netscape do" 
> would be just as useful.

Thanks -- you have spoken my mind.
Received on Monday, 19 April 2004 20:05:02 GMT

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