Alternatives to the W3C (was Re: Alternatives to the W3C)

Len Bullard cbullard at
Mon Jan 24 03:46:31 GMT 2000

Tim Bray wrote:
> And if a browser doesn't support XML+DOM, it doesn't support XML. -Tim

Nice thought but isn't it more like XML+DOM(HTML), XML+DOM(SVG),
in other words, as far as I can tell watching the Great Children Node
DOM can be thought of as optional as long as the application language
is complete.  The SAI for VRML according to the last 
vote, must be standalone and must operate identically over both 
current encodings.

So is DOM really required for XML 1.0, or is that a political position 
about implementations?

umm... that subject line looks sort of... alternative.


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