Mozilla Foundation and Opera Software Describe Joint Vision for Web Application Framework

Tuesday May 25th, 2004

The Mozilla Foundation and Opera Software have published a paper outlining their vision for Web applications. The paper, submitted in preparation for next week's W3C Workshop on Web Applications and Compound Documents, describes a device-independent Web application framework based on HTML and backwards-compatible with existing Web content. The two organisations are keen to get parts of this framework in place soon to prevent a single-vendor solution (see Microsoft's position paper) becoming dominant. Co-author Ian "Hixie" Hickson's provides more insight in a recent weblog post on the matter.

#22 W3C or another standards body

by morg

Wednesday May 26th, 2004 1:07 PM

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One more thing. If the W3C doesn't do the right thing and support an open standard, let's tell them "no."

Let's refuse their plan.

Then we might even set up our own standards body (with Mozilla and Opera to begin with) and put out a fair, well-conceived standard that is good. Then, implement that on both of our browsers. That would create a marketplace with excellent potential to grow.

If we do that, we can win, regardless of whether the W3C will choose to stay at the cutting edge with us or not.