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- From: James Robertson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "XML Developers' List" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999 09:14:59 +1000
At 01:19 8/02/1999 , Paul Prescod wrote:
| What is a "clean spec?"
| People in this discussion are mixing together a variety of things that I
| do not consider the same.
| Uche Ogbuji wrote:
| > I have worked on teams implementing DOM, XSL and parts of XLL. Some
| > might grant that we have been "succeeding", but let me assure you
that if so,
| > it is despite the W3C specs, not because of them. DOM, especially is
| > unforgivably inconsistent, incomplete, and unclear for a production-ready
| > (1.0) specification.
| There is not a SINGLE person on this mailing list that would say that it
| is right to create specifcations that are inconsistent, incomplete or
| unclear. It is beyond doubt that specifications in the XML family,
| including XML itself, have these problems. The question is how to avoid
Well, has anyone considered employing real, professional technical
authors to write the specifications?
Instead of (I presume) the progenitors of the ideas.
I mean, the inventors of a standard are gurus in their technical
area, but rarely would they have professional skills in communication
and education ...
So I say we ask some real experts ... in writing.
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