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Established Standards

From: Eldon King <kinge@hqda-aoc.army.pentagon.mil>
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2001 17:00:46 -0400
Message-ID: <3BC3657E.A73709C8@hqda-aoc.army.pentagon.mil>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
As a web developer for the federal Government, I am concerned over the
relaxing of standardization standards, and bending over to Commercial
Venders who are attempting to pass off Enhanced capibilities of their
particulra Browser and Server software as the acceptable Standards,
inorder to bend the established rules in their favior. If a capability
does not exist in All current browsers then it can not be considered a
Standard. The DOD has published a Joint policy with the Department of
the Army stating that DOD web page development must be generic in that
all web pages must look and feel the same reguardless of Browesr being
used.  This is the minimum for Web Standards. there for if a
recomemdation is to be made which included non-standard, enhanced
features, these features should be identified in gray pages and
identified as Enhanced features of Mozulla, Netscape, or Internet
Explorer as they apply, and identifying particular versions where
effective.

Standards are acceptable and work reguardless of the a particular
Browser.
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