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The Web Standards Project (WaSP) Shuttered

hypnosec (2231454) writes | about a year ago

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hypnosec (2231454) writes "Aaron Gustafson and two of his fellow contributors, Bruce Lawson and Steph Troeth, have announced the closure of The Web Standards Project (WaSP) which was formed back in 1998 by Glenn Davis, George Olsen, and Jeffrey Zeldman to get browser makers support the open standards established by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The project described itself as a “coalition fighting for standards which ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all." Founded at a time when Microsoft and Netscape were battling it out for browser dominance, WaSP aimed to mitigate the risks arising out of this war – an imminent fragmentation that could lead to browser incompatibilities. Noting that "..Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the web as an open, accessible, and universal community is largely the reality" Aaron noted that it was time to "close down The Web Standards Project.""
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Shifting Paradigm (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43059339)

There are things that have shifted the paradigm of the human race to a higher plane of existence. The discovery of fire, the invention of the wheel, the taming of electricity are a few of the things on the list. It is my belief that one day the internet will earn a place on that list too. Thank you for protecting it.
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