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.

#196 a browser is a browser is...

by webmeist

Saturday July 29th, 2000 5:37 PM

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i think Mr. Zeldman (et. al.) has/ve done much to support the fostering and creation of the community that we now know of as the Internet. He just recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of his site on the net. As someone who works daily with the hassles and workarounds to get pages/sites to as wide a community as possible, he is, I believe, simply expressing his frustrations with this seemingly endless and labyrinthine crusade. Especially when across platform and OS. Not that I would speak for him. As someone *trying* myself to master the desperate act of learning the peculiarities of all varieties of generations of browsers, dhtml, css, script, w3, etc., I can commiserate. It seems to me that a very effective method that many "bleeding edge" publishers have taken to get their message across in a uniform and unproblemmatic way is to employ something like Flash to design their entire site, largely bypassing and ignoring many of the promised browser multimedia & interactivity features. This may become more telling a direction in the future; when common bandwidth & cpu increases truly allow a realtime media experience, astonishments such as text style or mouseover animations will be passe. A browser is to, uh, browse.