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   RE: Subsetting/ Canonical Parsers/ XML Compliance/ etc.

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  • From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
  • To: xml-dev <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 21:56:12 -0500

>As a developer, I've often been burned by wasting time 
>investigating a tool that supposedly supports some 
>particular standard or protocol, only to find after 
>investing time and effort that the tool does not 
>live up to expectations. I take this very seriously. 
>I'm too busy to waste time sifting through the claims 
>of dishonest vendors to determine if the tool really
>meets my needs. 

Amen to this sentiment.

I don't know about other folk but this is one of the main
reasons I participated in standards work at all: to define
a *reliable* foundation upon which to build... and to
make *global* interoperability a possibility.


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