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RE: History Part Quatre: Keeping Decisions In Scope (Was: Re: Re questfor info about parser construction details)
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: Rick Jelliffe <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 13:10:55 -0600
For sure, Rick. I know you do.
The context of such decisions is important,
in my opinion, as the practices Simon mentions
evolve. We need XMLWays to help people
up the learning curve but they have to
be robust in the face of all of the
contexts XML is applied to that SGML
never was or was expected to be. There
is a lot of new ground here, ground which
even the oldsters have not covered. That
is exciting but we can make or break
at a large scale. XML is seen as the key
for so many things, little issues will
be harder to resolve.
We have very challenging years ahead of us
during which the value of XML-Dev,
OASIS, indeed, all of the organizations
whose first goal is to see to the
stable future of XML growth is
enormous in the face of events that
will seek to divide them up into
competing bitter camps. Some conflict
is inevitable but some gatherings must
be free of that or negotiation will not
Consensus rules the agora.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: Rick Jelliffe [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <email@example.com>
>Right, but to be fair, when Charles had to make
>that unhappy and forced decision, getting syntax agreement was
Oh I was not saying anything other. He is an amazing visionary: concerned
with practicalities on axes that us grunts only dimly perceive.