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RE: participating communities (was XML Blueberry)

And SGML is a proprietary product. For Jane Developer at Mom's Code (or Keene NH City hall if you want the government sector), The effective difference between the ISO and the W3C is that ISO docs have to be ordered at great expense and those from the w3c can be downloaded for free. Secondarily, w3c specs are comprehensible to any skilled developer. SGML, HyTime and Arch Forms are all incomprehensible word clouds. (Someody goofed on DSSSL, I understood that one)
But day to day there's no effective difference. The orgs it matters to are the global 2000 businesses, and sovereign governments. W3C answers to the first, ISO to the second.
Yeah there's plenty wrong with business, but  I totally fail to comprehend how any survivor of the 20th century can think governments are better.
I don't have an answer to the Blueberry problem, but I won't buy canonizing the ISO.
-----Original Message-----
From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@ingr.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 3:44 PM
To: Frank Richards; Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: participating communities (was XML Blueberry)

Back?  That is where we are now.  XML is a proprietary product.  So far, there is no end of new code.
And for a small subset of IBM users and some small language communities,
there would be even more new code.   Their documents will not work well with the
other 99.9999 per cent.  Is that a very big loss?  In flood mitigation, the solution
is usually to buy the affected buildings and tear them down.


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

-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Richards [mailto:frichards@softquad.com]

But will there be new xml code? If there isn't, then we'll be back in proprietary land in a few years.