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mozillaZine: Astounding Comments From The WSP

Jul 25, 2000, 07:32 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Nelson)

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"This letter is in response to your article, "For the Good of the Web: An Open Letter to Netscape", linked to from your front page by the words "slams Netscape."

"Since I don't know the author of the article I'm responding to, and since "The WaSP" is essentially a pseudonym for the WSP leadership, I will hereafter do my best to refer to the author of the piece as either "The WaSP" or "the WSP."

"The WaSP" states, "How can standards advocates continue to point to your example while criticizing other browser makers? How can we demand that Microsoft 'do what Netscape is doing,' when, from a business perspective, 'what Netscape is doing' is bleeding market share while failing to ship product?"

"This is an interesting twist of logic, but conflating your "business perspective" on Netscape's time-to-market with your goal of standards compliance, while being the only way you can support your assertions, is faulty reasoning. Unfortunately, it's the foundation for your entire piece."

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