Alternatives to the W3C

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Wed Jan 19 22:31:53 GMT 2000

At 01:38 PM 1/19/00 -0800, Dave Winer wrote:
>We've had this discussion at length on my site, and reached a conclusion.
>There are two types of developers in the world:
>1. Web developers, who must look at the content exactly as their users look
>at it. For these people, today, that's MSIE 5.x on Windows, not any content
>handler, that specific one.
>2. Everyone else.

#1 doesn't make sense to me, since half the messages on the Web development
mailing lists I get are about cross-platform Web developmet - IE/NS/Opera,
Mac/PC/Unix, etc. Are you just talking about the poor sods who are forced
to exist (some choose to exist) in Windows-only environments and develop
for Intranets?

If so, I'd say #2 is way too broad a category, if it isn't already.

Simon St.Laurent
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