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Re: An open plea to the W3C (was Re: XInclude vs SAX vs validation)
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Henry S. Thompson)
- To: Sean McGrath <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:27:16 +0100
I feel like the (US) Federal Government must have felt when they tried
to reform voter registration laws in the southern states a few years
back. There is a fundamental question buried within your request:
who are the users whose voices matter, and how do we identify them?
Remember Lot pleading for Sodom and Gomorrah? How many people really
using feature F of XML 1.0 + Namespaces + ... does it take in order to
render it safe from pruning?
As I have said more than once before: "One person's 20 is another
person's 80, and they're both [using XML]".
Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LW, SCOTLAND -- (44) 131 650-4440
Fax: (44) 131 650-4587, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org