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RE: Why 90 percent of XML standards will fail
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: Benjamin Franz <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 10:05:21 -0600
Ok. Then UDDI is a standard and Ed was
wretching for his own ed-ification. In
fact, the Microsoft SDK is a standard too.
This email specifies it as such and
since there are no qualifications one
should meet to be an authority to specifying
that, you are now expected to comply
with this email and implement your
next project in compliance with the
Great. Interoperability problems all
solved with a spec that weighs considerably
less than XML 1.0.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: Benjamin Franz [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 9:48 AM
Subject: RE: Why 90 percent of XML standards will fail
On Tue, 27 Feb 2001, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> That's why some people are and have always
> been "sensitive" when the term "standard"
> is applied to W3C specifications.
"If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck..."
I am at a loss. In what respect *AREN'T* the W3C specs _standards_?
Is this an example of 'standards snobbery' where unless it is by the
ISO/ANSI/some-other-organization-with-'S'-in-its-acronym it can't be a
"real" standard? (Huge clue - standards existed before standards
Or is it 'political sensitivity' to companies (not naming any names) that
are adverse to participating in a process that generates standards which
they don't want to 100% conform to, but which they want to claim they
support? So they can avoid being beat up for non-compliance with the
Either way - it's complete nonsense. By any generally accepted use of the
word 'standard', the W3C specs *ARE* standards. Just because you don't
*call* a duck, 'a duck', doesn't mean it isn't a duck.
... with proper design, the features come cheaply. This
approach is arduous, but continues to succeed.
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