Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2007 22:38 UTC
Internet & Networking The browser wars are over, and now Microsoft, Mozilla and other vendors plan to focus on positioning the browser as a development platform. That was the consensus of a panel of representatives at the O'Reilly Web 2.0 Expo who help develop Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and the Google Reader.
Permalink for comment 232226
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Member since:

This is the typical Microsoft strategy they reserve for situations where they cannot win trying to get a break in the fight while they reconstruct their hidden agenda: They deny the war is ongoing in the first instance so they donīt have to declare they lost.
It was the same when ODF standard got certified by ISO while Microsoft didnīt even had their "me too" format finished:
Then they added "and the winner is...both". Pathetic!

"Holy crapula, Brian Jones just committed a Fox News ploy: declare victory in the midst of stunning defeat and rejection, and go home. Nice little rhetorical trick if you can get away with it. But not so fast, Brian. Has anyone else noticed the moratorium on OXML blog posts by Microsoft employees recently? Now you get a flood of silly posts about "choice," "compatibility," and "no format wars." A few of the ZDNet crowd is pushing OXML like crack dealers in their blogs, as if their jobs depended on Microsoft. (Oh wait, they do, don't they?) Problem is, there never was a format war because OXML is and will never be a universal ISO-certified file format. Game over. Microsoft lost. Two-thirds of the JTC1 nations rejected OXML outright due to its innumerable contradictions that were found in the first 30 days. Fast-tracking via Ecma didn't work as Microsoft planned. The review period was extended for an unprecedented 90 more days and so far Microsoft is flummoxed and silent in response to OXML's inherent flaws and weaknesses."

Groklaw: "The purpose of a standard is to have only one, so everyone can interoperate, so as to avoid two duplicative parallel tracks. Duh."

Edited 2007-04-19 15:12

Reply Score: 1