? It certainly feels that way, or am I just in a state of moribund depression over the whole nature of web development and Standards?
For those of you, like myself, who have attempted to march under the Standards banner, to, in their own small way, promote good practise in coding and the adherence to Standards the following links are worth reading - if that is you haven't already come across them - For those of you reasonably new to CSS/HTML please ignore these links as they paint a dismal view of the industry and you shouldn't worry about what supposed leading lights in the development/standards world are doing with seeming disregard for the real world, and ultimately, the people of most import, the Users and Authors
Ok so it's nothing hugely new to most of us that have been around a while but the first time perhaps that it's been so clearly acknowledged?
The W3C and the WHAT seem to be in danger of imploding, of causing immeasurable harm to the concept of unified standards, the sot of situation that will leave things wide open for the likes of Silverlight and Flex?
More and more over the last two or three years it has been increasingly difficult to justify the reasoned standards approach to coding. We appear to be back tracking to those dark days of 10+ years ago. Without specs being ratified and released in a timely fashion there is no cohesion and therein lies collapse.