Full Article Attached Astounding Comments From the WSP

Thursday July 20th, 2000

The WSP (Web Standards Project) now states that it is interested in released products more than compliance, and has released one of the most astounding pieces of work I have seen come out of their office.

The WaSP, a pseudonym which speaks for the whole WSP (or at least its leaders) has written a piece taking Netscape to task for failing to produce a browser in the allotted time limit. Click "Full Article..." below to read my response. For the record, I am not an employee of Netscape.

#119 Yeah, d'ya think?

by ess

Saturday July 22nd, 2000 9:16 PM

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I agree. The continuing survival of the Web despite the absence of 100% compliant browsers makes them look pretty foolish, too.

Also supporting your point is the fact that they of course haven't produced anything useful in the "two whole years" they complain about in their acid-trip editorial. Practical expression of their picky ideology must come from others -- they are, as their inane demand that Nav 4.x be somehow magically removed from "the market" clearly shows, impractical by preference.

Here's another tack: the WSP's self-determined role is to shoot the wounded. They've tired of riddling the corpses of browsers past, and now demand a new target to snipe at.

The mindset behind the WSP editorial must make for an interesting family life: "You're worthless! I love you! You're pathetic! I need you!"