Trouble Brewing At The W3C?

A breakaway faction of the W3C called WHAT-WG, or the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group — which includes Apple, the Mozilla Foundation and Opera — is threatening to revolt over electronic forms standards. WHAT-WG has announced its intention to submit the draft to the W3C, posing the potentially awkward possibility of the consortium advocating two conflicting avenues for Web forms. The fate of a standard could also determine whether the order form could be accessed in any standards-compliant Web browser, or if it would be available only to users of a particular operating system — an outcome that has browser makers and others worried about the role of Microsoft — via Slashdot

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