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.

#6 Painful but necessary

by simonstl

Friday July 21st, 2000 11:11 AM

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The WSP has spent a lot of time crushed between Microsoft's "no commitment to standards, but shipping", and Mozilla's "firm commitment to standards, but not shipping".

While I thoroughly support Mozilla, and have incredible hopes for its success, I find it incredibly frustrating that we can't have 'just a browser that works' yet. I'd like to see _something_ ship for real, even if it's just a tiny tiny wrapper around Gecko. Focus on the browser, get it out the door, and then build the application platform to end all application platforms.

Or am I just dreaming?