Alternatives to the W3C

Len Bullard cbullard at
Thu Jan 20 04:29:43 GMT 2000

Ann Navarro wrote:
> User interface design is now based on the convenience for the programmer?

If you want it to work as often as possible, yes.  It isn't as Tim
that they vote for the webInterface because it is the best one, it is
it is the one with the most content.  If they are given a more reliable 
system, then they discover what the Mac users have always enjoyed, 
higher productivity.
For the scripter (any scripter) to be productive, the components 
must work the same way.  Closed systems make that affordable.  That 
is the engineers voting with their feet.

No one here thinks the competitors are going away, but the numbers 
favor the vendor with the best MTBF over a range of well-specified 


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