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RE: tolerating anarchy (was Re: Personal reply)

At 09:53 AM 3/13/01 -0600, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>The web succeeded based on a standard set of
>generic codes passed among communicating parties
>via a standard protocol all implemented over
>a code library made freely available from
>the originators of that code.
>There isn't a hint of anarchy in that.

Uh, Len - 404 Not Found.  No central storage.  Tolerance for a wide variety 
of media types, plus a frequently and easily extended transfer 
protocol.  (Lots of added headings.)

Plenty of anarchy, if you care to acknowledge it.  It's still there, as 
well.  Probably more now than before.

Simon St.Laurent - Associate Editor, O'Reilly and Associates
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books