Microsoft Hatred FAQ

Mike Schilling mscottschilling at
Sun Oct 16 17:57:23 CEST 2005

"John Bokma" <john at> wrote in message 
news:Xns96F13DB8BC1Ecastleamber at
> "Mike Schilling" <mscottschilling at> wrote:
>> "John Bokma" <john at> wrote in message
>> news:Xns96F0C5CC4C14Dcastleamber at
>>> 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*.

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.

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