why distinctions within XHTML?

David Brownell david-b at pacbell.net
Tue Aug 31 18:16:26 BST 1999

Ann Navarro wrote:
> At 08:53 AM 8/31/99 -0700, David Brownell wrote:
> >One doesn't need to be a conspiracy theorist to identify real flaws
> >in how the W3C does its business.  As a steward of an international
> >resource, it should be as accountable to customers as to vendors.
> And I'm trying to point out it is.

Flawed?  :-)

That issue is well recognized on XML-DEV.  This XHTML debate is
one symptom.

>	 The membership is not solely made up of
> vendors. :)

It's hard to see the evidence of that in the actions taken.
Rushing "specifications" out before there's real consensus
in the industry (including customers!) on them is only of
benefit to suppliers ("first to market" advantage).

- Dave

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