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Tim Berners-Lee gave further insight in the Semantic Web aspiration at the WWC Conference this week. Haven't got a direct link, but here's macworld.co.uk's article. Nice short read for anyone who's interested:

http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/main_news.cfm?NewsID=8714

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Very short read!

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File not found: /news/main_news.cfm

http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=8714 doesn't seem to be the article you're referring to... is it?

I'll let you sort that one out Wink

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Here you go: http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=8711&Page=4&pagePos=5

macworld.co.uk recently redesign/restructered their site, hence the broken link.

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Smoke, Mirrors and Silence: The Browser Wars Reignite

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Make no mistake: Microsoft really hates the web. The new browser war may appear to be about the emergence of Mozilla and friends with their polished eye-candy interfaces, but it's really about Microsoft versus the W3C. Internet Explorer is Microsoft's blocking tactic—never to be properly web-compliant, never to give the W3C a day in the sun—and Longhorn technology is the big-stick alternative being built. One of the purposes of Longhorn is to destroy the web as we know it.

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Absolutely... the W3C could have a stranglehold over MS if all their technologies where adopted by one and all, including MS (well, they have been adopted by virtually one-and-all except for MS).

MS are not going to lie down so easily.

Interestingly enough: http://www.onestat.com/html/aboutus_pressbox30.html

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Do web standards have a future?

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Oh well, that was nice while it lasted.

RIP the standards based web
born circa 1995
died circa 2005
She left us so young, with so much promise

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It does make you wonder, that with a concerted effort, the use of other broswers and standards, between now and the release of Longhorn, could do with a lot of plugging. Make the benefits aware to everyone. Make MS feel a bit stranded.

Problem is, you need a corporation the size of MS to lead the way! Sad

Maybe Apple will release Safari for Windows. This would be a start (since, iTunes for Windows uses Safari (its rendering-engine) within for the store).

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Benjamin Disraeli wrote:
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics.
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I think we can add a fourth kind of even more terrible lie: Browser usage statistics.

There are no statistics that cover the usage over the whole net. Browser statisctics only use samples that are selective and incredibly tiny compared to the entire population of web sites.

See how dramatically different the stats are for W3Schools
compared to those of onestat.

We have to be very cautious when using these stats and understand the samples from which they are generated.

Personally I'm not quite as pessimistic as some over MS's attempt to trash standards. Large organistions such as multinational corporations and govermental departments are slowly begining to learn the lesson of huge IT dissasters. One of these lessons is that open standards can help reduce single vendor dependance and it's associated costs & risks. Hopefully the actions of these behemoths will trickle down the food chain.

~Max

* Dnam! Wink Didn't expect that to get censored. Sure most of you realise what the original was.