[whatwg] Chipset support is a good argument

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sun Jul 5 20:14:03 PDT 2009

On Mon, 6 Jul 2009, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> It's not the standard alone that makes it happen. The standard is for 
> the general market neither a necessary nor a sufficient requirement for 
> uptake. However, for the individual vendor, a standard and the 
> perception that the market is adopting it will be a sufficient 
> requirement to make a decision to create a product. Lacking the 
> standard, just the perception that the market is adopting makes taking 
> that decision just that much harder.

I don't buy it. Nobody bases their business decisions on what specs say, 
they base them on what their customers and potential customers say they 
are going to spend money on. (Or the equivalent in the relevant market.)

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