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9/21/2002 1:05:35 AM, Arjun Ray <email@example.com> wrote:
>Mike Champion <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>| I wish the original assumptions -- that there would be browser diversity,
>| that API standards would be considered important, and that XML+CSS+DOM
>| would be the dominant light-client application platform -- had become
>I'm pretty sure the third assumption killed the other two.
That's an interesting assertion, but I don't follow the reasoning.
You're saying that that DOM's pursuit of the chimera of XML+CSS as
the universal light application platform helped kill Netscape?
More people would assert that Netscape's failure to pursue XML
aggressively gave Microsoft a powerful differentiator.
I would agree that the demise of Netscape as a credible
platform killed interest in browser API standards.