Standards and specs, Naturally occurring standards

When standards form in the wild, it may be a cry for formal standardization

From the developerWorks archives

Peter Seebach

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: April 12, 2005

What makes a standard viable without the formal blessing of a standards organization? Should you use such informal standards, or ignore them? Learn more about de facto standards in this month's Standards and specs.

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