On Sat, 8 Feb 2003, Luc Heinrich wrote:

> What's the difference between an open standard like SVG which
> specifications are freely available and a supposedly closed standard
> like Flash which specifications are *also* freely available ?
>
One entity cannot change an open standard without consultation, then
insist you upgrade or refuse to support you, etc.  Consider why
using object tags in web pages isn't commen practice:  Internet
Explorer (very commonly used) doesn't support this, but has it's own
embed tag, which is not in the standard.  Or: just how many dialects
of BASIC were there...?

        Hugh