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> You can implement it, yes; you can't change the design
> or adapt the specification.
I can write up a document that says "here's a set of diffs to the PDF spec"
and shop it around to get someone to stamp "standard" on my specification.
Of course, I'm not likely to be successful, but I can do that. Just as I
can do the same thing with the HTTP spec.
> Java is an even more restricted case.
Because MtView saw it as a weapon to nullify Redmond. That's why
it's got the entanglements it does.
> So maybe some fundamental Internet
> technologies are better handled as proprietary
Sure, except replace "fundamental" with "important" and just don't
expect w3c to handle them.