Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Jan 2013 14:22 UTC
Opera Software This is actually pretty big news - both exciting and tragic at the same time. Opera has revealed Opera Ice, its next mobile browser, to PocketLint. This new browser represent a big shift in both user interface as well as rendering engine, since it has a new, unique interface, as well as a new rendering engine... New to Opera, that is, as it's a WebKit-browser.
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by Laurence on Sun 20th Jan 2013 13:12 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: ..."
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The bottom line is that things need to be done right, and the W3C ensures that this happens.

You clearly didn't read my comment.

W3C doesn't ensure that things are done 'right', 'well' or 'properly'. They only ensure that the specification is open and standardised.

It's entirely possible for a specification to be both open and standardised, and for it to be complete crap. The former two points have no baring on whether a specification is any good and it's entirely possible for a private entity to write a better (in terms of implementation) standard.

That all said, although I don't think the W3C are doing a particularly effective job, I'm not arguing that we should be getting rid of them either. I just wanted to make the point that their issues are politically related and not the pursuit of perfection.

Edited 2013-01-20 13:17 UTC

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