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Re: [xml-dev] Has XML run its course?

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.

- Dave

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
To: "David Brownell" <david-b@pacbell.net>
Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
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.
> len
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Brownell [mailto:david-b@pacbell.net]
> I prefer to see a system with real accountability.
> That shouldn't be getting taken off the table.