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Re: Home for independent open specifications (was: Collected Works ofSAX)
- From: David Brownell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <email@example.com>,xml-dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 09:24:09 -0700
> How about the IETF?
A few years back there was a strong feeling at IETF that
they didn't want to do APIs. They're for protocols and
data formats (e.g. HTTP and MIME) where stability is
a generally accepted goal ... unlike the original situation
with HTML, which MSFT and NSCP tended to view
as a commercial platform more than a neutral standard.
I do like the openness of the IETF processes, as a rule.
But they're not for _all_ specifications.