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Re: Scope of W3C recommendations; core issue for polyglot & DRM

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:24:42 +0100
Message-ID: <CADnb78jx2whOdV4MkU0Xm6WJ0B+b+NdebQ1+UpVkbkCyMMvq8A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 12:28 AM, Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net> wrote:
> That's a position, but that would be more interesting to know what approach you recommend ;)

I think David answers this question to some extent in
http://dbaron.org/log/2006-08#e20060818a and
http://www.w3.org/TR/html-design-principles/ provides guidance as well
for new features. Unfortunately it seems we did not take any lessons
from what David wrote as people are still arguing e.g. Microdata
versus RDFa rather than accepting there's no single plan within the

I'm personally fine with having many experiments, but I do believe
quite strongly that if it's not shipped in a browser, it will lose out
long term over something that is because the browser has far greater
network effects than any other piece of software. Based on that I
believe that if a new piece of technology did not involve browser
developers (and to be clear, I mean people writing the code here), it
has a high chance of failing.

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