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RE: SAX Filters for Namespace Processing

On 05 Aug 2001 11:46:49 -0400, Jonathan Borden wrote:
> Of course the W3C and other organizations involved with XML such as OASIS do
> have some academic ties, yet these organizations are hardly what I would
> call primarily academic, rather trade consortia. Its a bunch of companies
> who are suposedly responding to customer needs who have come up with the
> family of XML specifications. Indeed when academics have been involved, it
> seems that _generally_ less rather than more complexity is the result.

I have to express sympathy with this point of view.  A lot of the cruft
I've seen in recent times is due to lack of, if not academic, certainly
scholarly attention to prior art, experience and techniques.  Perhaps
that's just the culture of the Web, where the naive approach rules.

-- Edd