I agree with Steve.
I think the stadards people are doing their best, which by nature means
being slowish and considered. However many of the commercial forces are
now almost vicious in their attempts to crush the standards process by
Netscape is an absolute travesty as regards HTML --- since its release, it
has defined a future market for itself simply by supplementing HTML. Even
if a glossier, faster, more featureful browser comes out in the future, it
will be forced to catch up with the moving target of Netscape's HTML
Once upon a time, some people (including myself to an extent) thought of
Mosaic as the enemy of standardised, well-considered HTML --- compared to
Netscape, Mosaic is a beautiful example of how to properly implement a
I certainly don't think we should give up though :) World-Wide Web
protocols and formats are too important to be left to a few commercial
concerns to rip apart.
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