The web wasn't lost by people posting baby pictures to Facebook. The web was lost when Google leveraged market dominance to enact a complete abrogation of web standards -- since the HTML 'standard' is now a 'Living Document,' the standard is "do whatever Chrome does," which is an unattainable goal.

There are four voting members of WHATWG. Two of them use Google's web rendering engine. A third is entirely financially dependent on Google. The other one is Apple. Who speaks for you? Nobody.

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It's very reductionist to simply blame Google for this. How many browsers are based on Chromium? Microsoft Edge? Brave? Opera? Vivaldi?

@ScottMortimer How many of those vendors are represented in standards bodies? How many of them participate in the CA/Browser forum?

If you want to see reduction, you should check out the list of companies contributing to web standards development.

Of course I'm oversimplifying in a three-hundred character post, but no other company has conducted warfare against the open web as persistently, thoroughly, resourcefully, or successfully as Google.

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