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Webstandards.org: Calls on Public to... [Sign Standards Petition]

Aug 13, 1999, 04:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by George Olsen)

"The Web Standards Project (WSP) today asked the public to join its efforts in calling on Microsoft to fully support key Web standards in its next release of Internet Explorer.

" 'The dispute between AOL and Microsoft over instant messaging shows how incompatible standards hurt the public,' said WSP Project Leader George Olsen. 'For browsers, there ARE common standards but Microsoft appears to be noncommittal about finishing off implementing them in Internet Explorer, saying there isn't public demand for them.' "

"WSP is encouraging Web site owners, builders and visitors to voice their support for standards implementation by writing to , where their comments will be forwarded to Microsoft."

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