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RE: experts

At 14:55 28/03/2001, Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:

> > Of course it's a total waste of time to try to explain this here.
> > Whatever. Keep on truckin. Dave
>FYI. Both Marcus and I have been doing "work in the trenches"
>for a very long time, as have a lot of the people you would
>deem "experts". Guess what, I even do a lot of web development...
>and I mean a *lot*.
>Our experience may be somewhat different from the typical
>"web developer", but it's certainly no less valid...
>we tend to end up with systems that are generally
>more reliable, more scalable, and more cost effective over
>time than those thrown together by a "typical web developer".
>FWIW. I'm not flaming your general notion that you have to
>design for and with the users, but saying that "experts"
>are incapable of it is a disservice. You, yourself are
>often touted as an expert...

But this is the point!

People like Marcus, who have all the really good
real-world experience, aren't involved in W3C standards
development. They don't have the time (they have a
business to run).

(Marcus, apologies for talking about you in the third-person.)


James Robertson
Step Two Designs Pty Ltd
SGML, XML & HTML Consultancy
Illumination: an out-of-the-box Intranet solution