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RE: Why 90 percent of XML standards will fail

I'll agree with that.  So many act as 
if the W3C is creating standards, 
many others are fooled into thinking 
they are.  

Yep, that's the point.  Now UDDI 
can act that way too because the 
precedent has been set.  So, does 
this mean everyone gets to have it 
both ways?

I leave it to the W3C cheerleaders to
defend the act.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: James Robertson [mailto:jamesr@steptwo.com.au]

I think the point was being made that
the W3C acts as if they are creating
standards. The industry also implements
them as if they are standards. Users
view them as standards.

But when the difficult questions arise,
the W3C invariably says "hey don't blame
us, we're not creating standards!".

You can't have your cake and eat it:

Either you are creating standards, and
must therefore be expected to be held
against the highest standards, or you're

"All the power, but none of the responsibility"