The increasing competition between Google and Microsoft and it's perceived impact on HTML5

Reading the latest from Mark Pilgrim [1], I'm reminded of a situation 
related to the discussion on distributed extensibility: the fact that 
Microsoft and Google are in direct, and relatively aggressive, 
competition with each other.

On the one hand you have Microsoft, who still controls most of the 
browser market, issue a proposal, which many people view with intense 
cynicism, whether deserved or not.

On the other hand, you have Google, which now has an inordinate 
influence, relative to its browser market, over the future of HTML5, by 
the fact that it employs the one and only HTML5 author.

Interesting situation. And regardless of the reality,  a potential 
impact on how decisions made now in HTML WG will be perceived in the 

Now, I'm going to go play with my pony.



Received on Tuesday, 6 October 2009 00:50:34 UTC