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  • From: "Michael J. Fitzgerald" <mike@wyeast.net>
  • To: XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 09:39:04 -0700

I want to thank Miko Matsumura for his phrase "meritocracy of geeks" which I
found in the article Simon cited. In three words he explains why
"standards" -- behold SAX -- get embraced or forgotten. -Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2000 8:45 AM
To: XML-Dev Mailing list
Subject: standards body parallel

Anyone interested in the politics of vendor consortia might want to take a
look at this article:


I don't know how it'll turn out, but it suggests that the model used for
the creation of XML and XML-related specs at the W3C is not everyone's

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books


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