Alternatives to the W3C

Ann Navarro ann at
Thu Jan 20 00:00:12 GMT 2000

At 03:38 PM 1/19/00 -0800, Dave Winer wrote:

>The market is moving to IE 5 at a quick pace now. And there are plenty of
>popular web sites that only work with IE5.The more of these there are, the
>easier it will be to settle on IE 5 as the default browser.

Sure, if you want to limit your audience that way. 

There's nothing in IE 5 functionality that is so compelling to *content*
that it should be "required" to use. Many, many users and customers will
happily surf away to something else if you try and force wholly unnecessary
artificial barriers at them. 

>I didn't invent this way of doing things, I'm just telling you where we're
>at right now.

Your conclusions are highly debatable. 

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