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Re: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Patrick Garies <pgaries@fastmail.us>
Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2009 04:39:37 -0500
Message-ID: <4A4B2ED9.9000500@fastmail.us>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: www-font@w3.org
Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
>  It's more likely that we will see a format war along the lines of
>  BlueRay/HD-DVD or EOT/TrueDoc. In these battles, there are no
>  winners, but many losers.

That isn't accurate. Blu-ray won the Blu-ray vs. HD DVD fight just like 
VHS won the VHS vs. Betamax fight. There *are* winners.

EOT essentially won out over TrueDoc too with the discontinuing of the 
competing format and the fall of Netscape. Despite IE being in a 
dominant position (without serious competition for several years) and 
having supported EOT through six major iterations over more than a 
decade though, authors, apparently, haven't been interested in using it. 
One has to wonder why.

— Patrick Garies
Received on Wednesday, 1 July 2009 09:40:29 UTC

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