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Re: [xml-dev] Has XML run its course?
- From: David Brownell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 09:54:38 -0700
Aha, the quick jump back on-topic! :)
And then there are normal folk that are just buying
off-the-shelf products, who can't specify contracts.
When they have no effective choice ("What OS
do you want today?") there's no accountability,
contract-driven or otherwise. And when contract
clauses are impractical to enforce, ditto.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "David Brownell" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 9:23 AM
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Has XML run its course?
> So do I.
> How can that be done? It seems to me that the
> designs for web services include the provisions
> for policy-mediated access. The rub is to get a
> system that can run that and run that reliably.
> No theory; contract and project, deliver or lose.
> At some point, contracts citing the specs take over
> and then accountability becomes a features issue.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Brownell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> I prefer to see a system with real accountability.
> That shouldn't be getting taken off the table.