Survivor: W3C

If the W3C were a TV show, it would be Survivor, without a doubt. With the announcement of the less than graceful retirement of XHTML 2.0, the charitable would say that W3C is consolidating resources. The less charitable would say that in a face-to-face with the WhatWG and the browsers, the W3C blinked; or was […]


Blaming the W3C for a proprietary web

I hope my last post on the W3C processes does not come off sounding like I’m jumping on to the “Down with the W3C” bandwagon advocated by others in the web development community. That couldn’t be further from the truth. If anything, I would not be as frustrated if I wasn’t such a big supporter of the […]


Fire the W3C

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. I have to disagree with Dare on his recent post about the troubles at the W3C. I had to work, quite extensively at times, with the W3C working group related to RDF when I was writing Practical RDF. There were times when I thought I had walked into a lab and was chief […]


W3C Web Services Group

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. I’m extremely pleased to see the formation of a new working group at the W3C. It will be responsible for generating some meaning of the chaos that is Web Services. I may not be an adherant of the “Standards at all cost” club, but we do need to have standardization in three specific […]

Social Media Standards

Testing Tribel,, and Mastodon

Elon Musk’s Twitter antics are getting harder to ignore, so I’ve joined with others to look at social media competitors in hopes of finding that perfect Twitter alternative. Hint: there aren’t any. The Trouble with Tribel The first app I checked out is Tribel, a social media app created by Omar Rivero, also known as […]