Microsoft and WaSP form a task force!

You will not believe this, but WaSP and Microsoft have formed a task force to promote web standards. This will most likely help affecting and improve what IE 7 will support and what Visual Studio.NET 2005 and ASP.NET will deliver. It is indeed good news!

Of course there are many obstacles in the way, and most likely the products won’t be perfect. But still, it’s such a good initiative and if it only delivers half of my hopes the web will be a much much better place!

The discussion and praise goes on in Molly‘s WaSP to Collaborate with Microsoft to Promote Web Standards post, where Molly also outs that there will be some kind of announcement on July 15th.

I was actually smiling on the way home from work yesterday, after finding this out. WaSP and Microsoft, please make me smile in the future too.


PS. I really like Summer and all, but this morning, when I was riding my bike (“riding my bike” sounds a hell of a lot cooler than “bicycling”) to the train station, I got a bug the size of a B 52 in my eye. After a long train ride it finally just came out of my eye, and my colleague was astounded by the size of it… DS.


  • Olly says:

    I too need to wear glasses when cycling – although the rain round here at the moment is putting me off πŸ™

  • Sure, I am a bit excited, but then I am reminded by other of Microsoft's promises.. I'll wait and see πŸ™‚

  • Robert Nyman says:

    Yeah, me too.

    But let's hope, at least! πŸ™‚

  • Nick says:

    Oh, that sounds terrible! The bug in the eye I mean … πŸ˜‰

    The other thing, WaSP and Microsoft, sounds better.

  • Robert Nyman says:


    Yes, I guess I really should have glasses… πŸ™‚


    It was horrendous! And then I didn't even mention me crying on the train in the post…

    "The other thing" does sound great, I have high hopes! πŸ™‚

  • Jens Wedin says:

    Yes, that is good news. Hope that the collaboration turns out well.

    Did you take a photo of the bug πŸ˜€ That would have been cool. This is a great idea for a site. πŸ˜€

    When I was renovating our apartment I got a peace of cement in my eye. I had problem with it for a week or two. I could feel it on the back of my eye. One day it was not there anymore. I wonder where it went?

  • Robert Nyman says:


    The task force have the possibility to drastically increase the bar of the web, so let's hope they use this opportunity!

    No, no photo taken of the bug! πŸ˜€

    I have my ideas where that piece of cement went, but I don't dare telling you… πŸ˜‰

  • Martin S. says:

    Really interesting. Hope Microsoft will listen to what WASP has to say and adapt it. Please..!

  • Robert Nyman says:

    Martin S,

    Here's for hoping! πŸ™‚

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