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   Re: [xml-dev] Generality of HTTP

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On Wednesday 23 January 2002 12:38 pm, Paul Prescod wrote:
> It makes more sense to design for the mainstream and have the
> outliers adapt for special cases than to do the opposite.

If this were true, the WWW would not exist. For that matter, AC 
electricity wouldn't be popular either.... and you'd have a DC 
powerplant in your back yard. 

This rationale has been the cause of all kinds of grief in the WWW. 
Do you know why the DOM NodeLists are live? Exactly this kind of 
thinking. 'nuf said, I think.


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