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Re[3]: rel="nofollow" attribute

From: Alexander Savenkov <savenkov@xmlhack.ru>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 18:03:14 +0300
Message-ID: <283944153.20050123180314@xmlhack.ru>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: www-html@w3.org


I was expecting some feedback from you, Ian.

On 2005-01-21T14:05:44+03:00 Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Fri, 21 Jan 2005, Alexander Savenkov wrote:
>> See, one of the main problems the W3C is solving is standardization.
>> I'm worried that the things which are likely to affect a lot of people
>> on the Internet are being developed by some proprietary groups, be
>> that the Google-MSN-Y!-6A alliance, the so-called WHAT WG or something
>> else.

> Just a quick note to clarify some misconceptions: the WHATWG is not 
> proprietary.

Of course it is. I didn't mean to say it's a completely closed
formation according to its charter. But it is a proprietary (private)
group per se. From my point of view, it is solving the private
marketing problems of the Opera Software, of Ian Hickson etc.

The above-mentioned group, in spite of the patronizing tone it has
chosen for its site, is incomparable to the W3C. Competition in
general is a good thing, while competition in the sphere of
standardization is very harmful and has to be avoided at any rate.

> It is in fact a completely open group, with all discussions
> taking place in a publically archived mailing list and all working drafts
> being permanently available on the Web. Input is welcome from everyone,
> and all input is personally replied to.

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  Alexander Savenkov                            http://www.xmlhack.ru/
  savenkov@xmlhack.ru             http://www.xmlhack.ru/authors/croll/
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