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Re: The Core Beliefs of Usability and Their CSS Application

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 06:59:00 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200507070559.j675x0A09304@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> My mentioning of caching was a purely an IT thing. It isn't required
> to do what I'm talking about. It's an optimization the IT people could
> do, but it isn't necessary.

My mention of caching was an example of something that authors fail
to configure because it is not part of their concept of "HTML".

> the browser vendors may have controlled the standards before, but now
> it's the W3C's perview and I'm distressed to see them not fixing the
> situation.

The browser vendors still control the situation.  W3C can come up
with very socially responsible standards, but they don't do what the
browser vendors think will make them money, they will be ignored.

In fact, in the area of HTML particular, somewhat less in CSS and not
at all in SVG, it seems to me that W3C is already out on a limb in
turns of stressing socially responsibility over commercial 
Received on Thursday, 7 July 2005 07:00:10 UTC

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