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   Re: [xml-dev] Better is better

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On Wednesday 23 January 2002 04:19 pm, Mark Baker wrote:
> Roy Fielding talks briefly about the early web[1] in his
> dissertation. It is my understanding that his contributions
> (starting in 1993, IIRC) really brought some discipline to what was
> previously a bit of a mess. It's just too bad that he didn't
> document this until 2000.
>  [1]
> http://www.ebuilt.com/fielding/pubs/dissertation/rest_arch_style.htm

Not to belittle Roy's efforts, but he was certainly not alone in his 
efforts from 1993 onward... and I think many of his ideas were just 
really in a formative stage then. From 1994 onward, many people were 
feeling the way forward with HTTP... Roy certainly helped a great 
deal, but helping and saying he invented modern HTTP are two different 
things (though certain politicians find the distinction hard to make 
with regards the WWW ;--)).

I didn't invent the WWW, HTTP or XML etc. (except some parts of the 
character model), or claim to have forseen where we'd end up. 
Personally, I had/have a very different view of where we should be. 

That said, I *have* been around the block a few times... and have 
watched this puppy grow into a St. Bernard.


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