On Mon, 26 May 1997, Unicode Discussion wrote:
> In message "re:Multi-Lingual Project Gutenberg (was: Unicode plain text)",
> 'firstname.lastname@example.org' writes:
> > ... HTML is
> > controlled by Netscape and Microsoft, and changes every five minutes as each
> > attempts to outdo and undercut the other.
> I thought at least some baseline HTML came from more neutral bodies
> than these two corporations?! Of course, HTML is an acceptable
> alternative to plain text *only* if it is corporation-neutral,
> widespread, and reasonably stable.
It indeed is. The body is called the World Wide Web Consortium,
abbreviated W3C, available at http://www.w3.org/. The current
recommendation on HTML is the HTML 3.2 Reference Specification
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