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Weekend Discussion

Friday March 3rd, 2000

This weekend's discussion: What keeps you interested in Mozilla, and what expectations do you have?

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#88 Re: Re: Well simple...

by sacolcor

Sunday March 5th, 2000 9:55 PM

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I already made a large reply to this argument in the M14 thread, which I won't waste bandwidth repeating here. In brief, however, there has to be /one/ correct way to write HTML/CSS/DOM. Having multiple ways to do it causes a /ton/ of repeated effort and compatibility problems.

Since Tanyel has emphasized a dislike for W3C standards on several different occasions, let me ask what solution you would suggest for the current problem of incompatibility? I've spoken with a lot of web developers, and the status quo is costing an /incredible/ amount of effort, and holding back the advancement of the field. You have said that you want the process to be more 'open'...what does this mean? There is a public comment period for all W3C recommendations during which anyone can submit their opinions, so everyone who cares to at least has the chance to be heard. Have you ever submitted a comment on one of the recommendations?

Sure, the membership in the working groups is limited, but that's by necessity...the larger a group gets, the longer it takes to come to an agreement. How would you suggest that the process work?