Reigniting the Browser Wars
Dec 17, 2007, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart Langridge)
"Alex Russell calls for a return to the browser wars, citing
(among other things) the stagnancy of the W3C as a part of the
problem, with the argument that browser makers are the ones who can
innovate and theyâ€™'e being prevented from doing
so by a slavish insistence on 'standards.' Meanwhile, Andy Clarke
calls for the current W3C CSS Working Group to be immediately
disbanded, Opera file an antitrust complaint against Microsoft, the
HTML5 spec removes a recommendation for non-patent-encumbered video
formats after pressure from Nokia and Apple, and all the old fights
start up again. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies.
Rivers and seas boiling. Forty years of darkness. Earthquakes,
volcanoes. The dead rising from the grave. Human sacrifice, dogs
and cats living together. Mass hysteria.
"Alex has a point. There is nothing but truth in the old saw
that a camel is a horse designed by committee..."