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.
#186 Let's take a clear look at facts
Wednesday July 26th, 2000 8:17 AM
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See, guys, this is the deal, as I see it, and as I see it, the WSP was mostly right. The frustration was evident, but really, if anyone here knows anything about business, it is obvious that Netscape has entirely forsaken its customer for the sake of an as of yet unrealized vision that may now explode in their face. Cause you know, here is the deal. As someone else has pointed out, average Joe Browser User doesn't care if his browser is one hundred percet standards compliant. All he cares about is going into the net, and being able to browse his pornography without having the computer crash. Now, if you will be perfectly honest with yourself, you will agree that IE is leaps and bounds better than Communicator. It's true. And it may be for all sorts of evil handed Microsoft sucks reasons. But once again, noone gives a shit.
Personally, I think a standards compliant browser would be great. But in browsers, like in everything else, timing is everything. Netscape has tarnished its name beyond belief, and its gonna take a miracle to save them.