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- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: Daniel.Veillard@w3.org, Matt Sergeant <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 15:39:47 -0500
Build a sample implementation that can be used
as a test article and you are done with the code.
You do have to document the expected results
particularly with regard to performance or other
requirements will conflict. We are still wrestling
with that in VRML/X3D. For example, DOM is good, but is DOM
fast enough for a real time 3D display list even if indexed?
We are waiting on sample implementation results.
If we used normative code, we might build a
standard that deserves to be ignored. By building
samples, we get to choose object models.
A reference implementation is a step
backwards into proprietary software. A test
article is a means to determine conformance.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: Daniel Veillard [mailto:Daniel.Veillard@w3.org]
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 2:17 PM
To: Matt Sergeant
Cc: Clark C. Evans; Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com;
Subject: Re: Realistic proposals to the W3C?
On Mon, Oct 16, 2000 at 08:33:23PM +0100, Matt Sergeant wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Oct 2000, Clark C. Evans wrote:
> > > CLARITY OF SPECS
> > >
> > > Insist on an open source reference implementation?
> > Absolutely. Only, call me strange, but I would go
> > one step further and say that the reference
> > implementation *is* the recommendation and that
> > any other explanatory documents are secondary.
> No! Please god no.
yes I second that. sorry but all attempts at simply building "reference
code" was just an exercize in insanity ! I would not make the software