Since 2013 they’ve [existing web browser…

Since 2013 they’ve [existing web browser vendors and the World Wide Web Consortium], been working with Netflix, the cable industry, and the MPAA to create a standard to limit which browsers can display W3C-standardised data. It could mean goodbye to “just works” and hello again to “best viewed with”.

This does not sound good. I don't know how real the threat is, but I'd hate to see the long tenure of web standards go away.

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