Microsoft Hatred FAQ

Mike Schilling mscottschilling at
Mon Oct 17 06:35:50 CEST 2005

"John Bokma" <john at> wrote in message 
news:Xns96F1E4E128EA8castleamber at
> "Mike Schilling" <mscottschilling at> wrote:
>> "John Bokma" <john at> wrote in message
>>> 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*.
>> In that sense there are no standards in software.  The ISO C++
>> "standard" and the XML "recommendation" have the same amount of force
>> behind them.
> Yup, but ISO C++ is a standard, and XML is a recommendation.

And the practical difference between the two is....

That's right, nil.

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