Schuljahresanfang – Themeneinführungszeit. Die Originalspezifikationen des W3C sind immer mal eine Reise wert. Heute lief mir die W3C-Recommandation für HTML 4.01 über den Weg. Besonders gefiel mir so ein Part in der Einleitung:
Most people agree that HTML documents should work well across different browsers and platforms. Achieving interoperability lowers costs to content providers since they must develop only one version of a document. If the effort is not made, there is much greater risk that the Web will devolve into a proprietary world of incompatible formats, ultimately reducing the Web’s commercial potential for all participants.
Each version of HTML has attempted to reflect greater consensus among industry players so that the investment made by content providers will not be wasted and that their documents will not become unreadable in a short period of time.
HTML has been developed with the vision that all manner of devices should be able to use information on the Web: PCs with graphics displays of varying resolution and color depths, cellular telephones, hand held devices, devices for speech for output and input, computers with high or low bandwidth, and so on.