[whatwg] Ghosts from the past and the semantic Web

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Fri Aug 29 13:19:10 PDT 2008

WHATWG is not limited to addressing browser vendors' concerns but it
considers them important enough to respect their compatible requirements and
vetoes.  It is unreasonable to expect third-party add-on designers to get
equal weight as the browser vendors have.

-----Original Message-----
From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org
[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ben Adida
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2008 7:05 PM
To: Henri Sivonen
Cc: WHAT working group
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Ghosts from the past and the semantic Web

Shouldn't a standards organization like WHATWG look beyond just the
browser vendors? Isn't it a bit narrow-minded to focus on just them?
Isn't that what a standards group is supposed to do? Or is WHATWG's goal
to just have the browser vendors talk amongst themselves?

WHATWG should see something like Ubiquity, or SearchMonkey, and realize
"here are some applications that are surprisingly different from
existing browsers, let's make sure we enable them, too, with a Web-scale


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