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- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
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- Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 14:17:15 -0400
At 10:46 AM 9/10/99 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
>As a historical note, one big reason why Tim B-L and the guys were able
>to bootstrap the W3C back in '94 was the public self-destruction of the
>HTML3 process over in the IETF. I wasn't there so I won't comment on it,
>but it's certainly an interesting story. -T.
I've heard that story described (by someone sympathetic to the IETF
perspective, who must remain unnamed) as the:
'One broken process deserves another more broken process theory of standards'
Of course, he (I think I can acknowledge gender) didn't think it was broken
in the first place, but you know how these things go...
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