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RE: SAX Filters for Namespace Processing

That is unsubstantiated.  It may have happened 
slower and at higher quality.  

This is the religion that leads to closure by 
not recognizing the high costs for complex 
systems and insisting that a simple system 
is a better system even if it doesn't meet 
the requirements.  The result is a complex 
system that does not cohere.  The results 
are self-evident and why a TAG had to be 


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

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@textuality.com]

On the other hand, the Web would never happened had TimBL paid too
much attention to the academic hypertext community's consensus and
prior art.  Not that the academics don't bring something to the
table, and in general I'm in favor of more non-vendor input in the
standards community: (not just academics, we need more big users
and people like librarians).

I think almost all of the cruft comes from lack of respect for 
the 80/20 principle on which the Web itself is based. -Tim