Well, there may be a good argument here, but this isn't it. Throughout most
of the Web's development, there have been a relatively small number of
server platforms (1-4 server platforms account for over 90% of the market
throughout the history of the Web).
It seems to me that Cisco needs to find ways to sponsor these standards. It
was NCSA's early sponsorship of the Web, and its technology investment in
Web browsers and servers, in combination with the media hype machine, that
allowed the Web to triumph over Gopher. In many respects, a vital
marketplace for Web browsers and servers wasn't really a major component in
the Web's growth -- there have only been two major browser platforms, and a
small number of server platforms.