W3C seeks clout for mataining web standards and interoperability

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News: W3C seeks clout for mataining web standards and interoperability

  1. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an organization whose purpose is to preserve the Web's interoperability, closed the calendar year with what it called a record number of drafts and a recommendations. In October, Microsoft's MSN Web sites rejected users surfing with competing browsers. An article on ZDNET described recent issues with W3C and future directions.

    Read W3C seeks clout for Web rules.
  2. I wonder how Microsoft will deal with another "new" threat.


    *grin*

    *grin*


  3. Expect to see a huge amount of "new" products on Windows such word processors, musical editors, graphical editors, etc. that will support W3C XML. The collaboration among them will be phenomenal.

    What will Gates & Co do? Cooperate and have some of their products cannibalized ? Or not cooperate and get left behind ?
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    What will Gates & Co do? Cooperate and have some of their products cannibalized ? Or not cooperate and get left behind ?
    </quote>

    You are kidding, right?

    Microsoft is *leading* all those efforts.

    --
    Cedric
  5. They had 5 developers in the W3C XML team but what happened to the SUPPORT of W3C XML STANDARDS in their products such as IE ? Users have go out of their way to download MSXML3 and run some obscure executable called xmlinst.exe. If they don't do this, their using Microsoft's version(working draft). Ever wondered why we are rendering XML on the middle tier ? ;^)

    They are known for being involved in standards for getting a "head start" and then detracting in production with a unique standard, which by the way is an oxymoron.

    Let's take it s step futher, When are we going to see Microsoft binaries such as word documents in XML ?

    Yes, I agree they lead to obfuscate the standard.




  6. "Users have go out of their way to download MSXML3 and run some obscure executable called xmlinst.exe. If they don't do this, their using Microsoft's version(working draft)."

    Not anymore. IE6 ships with MSXML3 SP2.

    --Steven
  7. Talking about the rejection of the no standard browser on the MS site in this manner is not an information but an misconducted statement.
    We need only fact here in this great site.
    As an example, using IE5.5 for the page http://www.oracle.com/appsnet/index.html?main.htm shows pages with binary data displayed. In this specific case, we will not say Oracle App server can not even serve a simple html page nor Oracle is rejecting IE browser.
    Fact and Fact only, it is what this great site about.