Microsoft Hatred FAQ
john at castleamber.com
Sun Oct 16 07:22:47 CEST 2005
"Mike Schilling" <mscottschilling at hotmail.com> wrote:
> "John Bokma" <john at castleamber.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns96F0C5CC4C14Dcastleamber at 188.8.131.52...
>> Which standards? W3C doesn't make standards (they talk about working
>> drafts and recommendations), so nothing to warp there for MS.
> Umm, a recommendation *is* a standard.
No, it's a recommendation, an advise, nothing else. Otherwise they would
call it a standard. Why do you think W3C calls it recommendations? Because
it are no standards. There is an ISO HTML standard though, but when people
babble about HTML standards they talk about W3C *recommendations*.
Specifications published by the W3C. They cannot be officially called
"standards," since the W3C is a consortium that does not have the status of
the standard body reserved for the ISO and national standard bodies. The
specifications, which are finalized and approved by the Director, are then
called "W3C Recommendations.""
(Quote from an O'Reilly book)
> And Microsoft must disagree with you.
So that must mean you're right? Then wonder why there is an ISO standard
(yes) for HTML.
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