[whatwg] The truth about Nokias claims

Maik Merten maikmerten at googlemail.com
Sat Dec 15 02:41:20 PST 2007

Krzysztof Żelechowski schrieb:
> Dnia 14-12-2007, Pt o godzinie 19:47 +0100, Maik Merten pisze:
>> Krzysztof Żelechowski schrieb:
>>> Remember the "-" in DOCTYPE HTML?
>> Feel free to be more specific.
> That prefix means that HTML DOCTYPE is not issued by an officially
> recognised standards body.  If W3C were such an organisation, we would
> have a "+" there instead.

And does that matter in any way in practice?

The W3C is the de-facto sole maintainer of many technologies the web
depends on. People love to use the term "web standards" in conjunction
with W3C recommendations.


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