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Re: [] 'Alternatives Working Group' on Loomio

From: malcolm blaney
Subject: Re: [] 'Alternatives Working Group' on Loomio
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:27:31 +1000

hey Eric apologies for jumping the gun... you've obviously put some thought into it.

nice domain name btw

On 11 April 2014 18:16, Luis Villa <address@hidden> wrote:

On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 12:58 AM, Eric Wong <address@hidden> wrote:
> You seem to be saying that GUI web browers can't or don't implement
> free formats, protocols, and standards.

No, not at all.  Browsers implement standards for _reading_ well.
However, communicating with other readers or website authors is a mess
on browsers.  Forum/blog sites mostly have different commenting
mechanisms and account systems.  The standardized ones tend to be
non-Free/centralized; the decentralized ones have little adoption.

When I participate on this (and most) mailing lists I'm on:

If this discussion were on a website:


There is very little standardization and it ends up being a tedious and
laborious process, with lots of memory/CPU consumed, likely some
security bugs, some (XSS) even in the website itself and beyond the
control of browsers.

Your lists of problems are not wrong, and yet vastly more discussion takes place on websites rather than mailing lists these days. That suggests that your analysis is incomplete.


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