Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jan 2011 20:31 UTC
Internet & Networking And the fallout from Google's decision to drop H.264 support from its Chrome web browser continues to fall. Opera's Haavard - speaking on his own behalf - slammed the article which appeared on Ars Technica earlier today, while Micrsoft's Tim Sneath likened Google's move to the president of the United States banning English in favour of Esperanto. Also within, a rant (there's no other word for it) about the disrespect displayed by H.264 proponents towards the very open source community that saved and invigorated the web.
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RE[2]: Saved the Web
by M.Onty on Thu 13th Jan 2011 22:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Saved the Web"
M.Onty
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2009-10-23

The web as we know it exists for two reasons ... and open standards (html, tcp/ip, ssl). Before that, the web was just a giant network with relatively nothing on it.


Not sure the web existed before HTML. No, actually, I am sure. It didn't. Did you mean the Internet? If so, that didn't exist before TCP/IP. Should not read "as we know it exists" but simply "exists".

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RE[3]: Saved the Web
by ephracis on Fri 14th Jan 2011 12:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Saved the Web"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Oh, please. Internet did so exist before TCP/IP. ;)

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RE[4]: Saved the Web
by M.Onty on Fri 14th Jan 2011 15:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Saved the Web"
M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

Oh, please. Internet did so exist before TCP/IP. ;)


Okay, my mistake. But before TCP/IP is certainly wasn't 'giant'.

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