Microsoft Hatred FAQ

John Bokma john at
Mon Oct 17 05:30:01 CEST 2005

"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. For some 
people that *does* matter. Hence there is ISO HTML and there is a HTML 4.01 

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