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Re: Tim BL's HTML WG announcement and WHAT WG

From: Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 23:32:05 +0000
Message-ID: <454539F5.3020905@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: WHATWG List <whatwg@whatwg.org>, W3C HTML <www-html@w3.org>

I'd like to pass over any political overtones
in either Tim BL's original message or Henri S's
reply and focus purely on technical issues :

Henri Sivonen wrote:

> Does the W3C now accept that HTML is not in practice an  
> application of SGML? 

Why do you believe this to be important, Henri ?

> Does the W3C now subscribe to the view that the  
> engines that matter the most are Gecko, Presto, Trident and WebKit  
> and if they interoperate, their common behavior is what gets specified?

Is Internet Explorer based on any of these engines ?  If
not, then the list needs to include IE's underlying engine.

In addition, if the role of the W3C is simply to to place
its seal of approval on what /is/, rather than on what
/should be/, then I for one would find that a very
disturbing (not to say depressing) state of affairs.

Philip Taylor
Received on Sunday, 29 October 2006 23:32:06 UTC

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