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   Re: [xml-dev] Why Standards?

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I'm catching up on a three-week backlog of xml-dev; please forgive my
late reply.

Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@datadirect-technologies.com> writes:

> Also, for many web technologies,
> interoperability matters from the beginning. Perhaps the W3C could
> have waited 5 years to standardize HTML, adopting whatever form of
> HTML succeeded in the free market, but that might have made it
> extremely difficult for smaller vendors and would have resulted in
> huge incompatibilities among browsers.

You must be joking. Are you saying that adherence to W3C HTML Recs is
what would have saved the smaller vendors from the larger one?



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