re:Multi-Lingual Project Gutenberg (was: Unicode plain text)

From: Martin J. Duerst (
Date: Tue May 27 1997 - 05:42:01 EDT

On Mon, 26 May 1997, Unicode Discussion wrote:

> In message "re:Multi-Lingual Project Gutenberg (was: Unicode plain text)",
> '' 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 The current
recommendation on HTML is the HTML 3.2 Reference Specification

Regards, Martin.

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