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Re: Current TAG election

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:51:13 +0000
Message-ID: <CADnb78g-WwCSUf8ajfziKkkTt1kKs_qBz09_BXu6EdGkY-EmAQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Cc: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>, Michael Smith <mike@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 12:58 PM, Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org> wrote:
> Contrary to what is often said, people in the W3C community didn't turn
> their backs on browsers and HTML.

I don't think anyone at the time was interested in figuring out HTML.
Everyone here kept pointing out how we should forget about HTML and
move to XML already.

There certainly was less innovation, as the browsers were busy reverse
engineering each other (primarily Internet Explorer at first) in order
to get back some market share in a mostly broken market. That could
have happened in a more coordinated fashion (and in the end did, see

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