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.

#31 Re: Re: W3C or another standards body

by morg

Thursday May 27th, 2004 1:11 PM

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I agree. The W3C might not be the standards body of choice here. Our current direction of appealing to the W3C is good, though, because it gives the W3C a chance to right their ship and make a good choice (the one that Mozilla and Opera offer).

If the W3C declines us, though, then we need to put forth our own standard. A new not-for-profit organization that publishes the standard but doesn't do much else might be needed. Of course, the most important part will be working implementations from Mozilla and Opera.