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   RE: [xml-dev] The Best Technologies Don't Win

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Eric van der Vlist said:
> So what? The Web doesn't belong to the W3C.

In my personal experience, many w3c folks think just the *contrary* and
react with extreme rudeness to any competitor of w3c "standards".

The web would be an open arena where anyone can compite in equality of
conditions. This is partially true for ideas, art, science, and other
stuff, but is not for web technologies.

And do not forget that often the w3c has been acussed of they are not
really listening to the web.


That is reason that programmers are not very happy with XSLT, that XSL-FO
"vanished", that Schemas are so hated, that XHTML 2 is rudely critized,
and the trouble with the divine "semantic vision", that MathML has been
ignored by most users and browser developers, that last XML was a fiasco,
et cetera.

Yes, developers and bigger companies can join and work in aspects that W3C
is not doing well -e.g. the WHATWG and alternative to XHTML2- and launch
alternatives to W3C specs but users are very limited on the range of
thecnologies they can choose.

Juan R.



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