Ugh! I thought Resilient Web Design by Jeremy Keith had given me a source to cite for the concept of "universiality" I'm promoting via Rhapsode, Haphaestus, etc.
But when I try to find the W3C's original page on the subject, chasing citation after citation, I end up at a 404! Like they gave up on it.
Anyways from their Mobile Best Practices:
"One Web means making, as far as is reasonable, the same information and services available to users irrespective of the device they are using."
@alcinnz tried the Way back machine?
@arjen Yup, the Internet Archive has the page going back to 2005!
These goals are very much what I want to see from the web, even if I don't think they're satisifed now: https://web.archive.org/web/20050215230839/http://www.w3.org/Consortium/about-w3c.html#goals-head
"One of W3C's primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability."
@alcinnz @arjen Funny the discrepancies between what is written and what actually is. W3C rep (from the stage) when I questioned him at the Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab opening conference I was speaking at at the Vienna University of Economics and Business alongside Paul Nemitz etc.: “The W3C is a corporate entity. We’re funded by and represent the interests of our corporate members.”
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