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Standards?

Standards?

Posted Jul 2, 2009 16:13 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck (guest, #2330)
In reply to: Standards? by alex
Parent article: Mozilla's Content Security Policy

When a standard invents new functionality, it's usually a mistake. It's better to gain experience with a prototype implementation, and if it works well, standardize that.

If a browser maker announces an experimental feature and does not assert patent rights that block others from using it, and it works out well, the standards committees can then add it to future standards.


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Standards?

Posted Jul 2, 2009 16:29 UTC (Thu) by alex (subscriber, #1355) [Link]

Fair enough, I hadn't thought of it that way. I guess when I saw a browser was "innovating" I had flash backs of the bad old days of proprietary HTML tags.

It would be interesting to know what Opera/Microsoft/WebKit developers think would help solve the problem.

Standards?

Posted Jul 6, 2009 14:08 UTC (Mon) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767) [Link]

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...when I saw a browser was "innovating" I had flash backs of the bad old days of proprietary HTML tags.
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As well you should. I don't recall anyone at Netscape or MS asserting patent rights that blocked others from using their proprietary stuff. They were both just doing their own thing and playing the NIH game... as seems to be happening here. This does look very much like the bad old days of proprietary HTML tags. The standards should come first.


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