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From: Ineke van der Maat
Date: Oct 26, 2004 6:24AM


Hello Iain,

You wrote:
>They define standards. Whether or not they are on some self-appointed
>standards body list is of no consequence whatever.

Jukka is right. W3C is not a standard body: they create recommendations
(html, css, xhmtl etc.) and guidelines as WCAG-A, AA and AAA, but not
standards.

To become a member of the consortium, a company must bring a lot of
money to W3C. I heard $ 50.000,- a year and that might be too much for
small companies. Perhaps it even might be a means to prevent that every
company will be a member of W3C and individuals cannot be a member of
W3C at all.

Greetings
Ineke van der Maat