Alternatives to the W3C

Eric Ulevik eau at
Fri Jan 21 00:11:09 GMT 2000

From: Tim Bray <tbray at>
> At 01:38 PM 1/19/00 -0800, Dave Winer wrote:
> >1. Web developers, who must look at the content exactly as their users
> >at it. For these people, today, that's MSIE 5.x on Windows, not any
> >handler, that specific one.
> Dave, please tell us you didn't really mean this.  I'm not talking about
> the IE5 issue; if you want to exclude a third of the market (at least;
> are still a lot of Macs and Unix boxes out there) from seeing your stuff,
> that's a business decision that you're free to take on its own merits.

>From the perspective of a web site developer, for government departments and
suchlike, it's looking like IE 5 will the only browser that matters by the
end of 2000.

I understand the theory why this is bad, but in practice it sure makes life


Eric Ulevik

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