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."