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Re: Eolas releases WebRouser via the Internet

From: Christopher L. Werner <cwerner@fh.us.bosch.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 10:33:59 -0400
Message-Id: <199509211433.KAA01156@mail.fh.rbus>
To: www-talk@w3.org
At 07:52 AM 9/18/95 PDT, William Perry wrote:
>Joel Crisp writes:
>> Hi all..
>> 
>> Just a few comments :
>
>> PRESS RELEASE:
>> =================================================================
>> 9/18/95 Chicago: Eolas Technologies announced today that it has
>>     released its WebRouser(TM) applet-enabled World Wide Web
>>     browser, royalty-free for individual non-commercial use.
>> 
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>>-- end excerpt
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>  Who could possibly deny that this is a revolutionary new way to ignore
>the specification?
>

Well, looks like the vendors of browser/server/web software have continued
to innovate and like big brother Netscape, try to introduce a new HTML
extension.

While paradigms are worth breaking (sometimes) it begs the question - Will
there be a Certification process for all the Web products to test adherence
to specifications? A Spec which is ignored is useless.

How important is the entire process to the industry? I have seen this
problem in many technologies (IGES, STEP, Video standards, AC power
connections, HDTV) - jostle for market position and let the market dictate
the standard - or - form a committee and create a standard which all adhere
to. Without standardization HTML authorship will become an unguided,
undisciplined, creative expression - not bad stand-alone - but disastrous in
a cooperative environment.

It's not wrong it's just dangerous.

My $0.03 worth.

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Christopher L. Werner                Robert Bosch Corporation
System Engineer                      38000 Hills Tech Dr.
(810)553-1389                        Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3417
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