Well…, a war is a little bit exaggerated. But consistency is the issue here, which remembers me the early days of different implementations of webbrowsers (which is still a pain in the ass, ask any random webdeveloper)
For example, today I ran in to the formatting of an URL. In tweetdeck it’s only clickable when an URL has the protocol attached to it (http://). So I complained about it, thinking that people didn’t understand linking in tweets.
Turns out I was wrong, apps like tweetie and the webinterface of twitter itself automagically create a hyperlink from an address prefixed with www without an http://.
So my question is, should there be a standard (like HTML/CSS) or developer guidline to format tweets (or is there one already?)