[whatwg] The truth about Nokias claims

Krzysztof Żelechowski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Sat Dec 15 03:41:56 PST 2007

Dnia 15-12-2007, So o godzinie 11:41 +0100, Maik Merten pisze:
> 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?

More freedom for the consortium, I think, and less influence.  For
example, a law is more likely to refer to an ANSI standard.

> 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.

It is all right to be imprecise sometimes.


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