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   RE: [xml-dev] Co-operating with Architectural Forms

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True, but anyone who thinks there is a straight line 
for the emergence of hypermedia's place in technology 
doesn't read enough or wasn't around for some of these 
bits.  I think people need simple stories and heros 
for the same reasons that people need HTML: it gives 
them confidence until they realize they need more than 
that to keep up with the evolving requirements.

We did manage to give away the IADS executables and 
they were used to convince some important folks that 
contrary to the rant from NIST at that time, SGML 
hypertext does work.  There were fascinating politics 
in that era.  It really does help at the emergence 
point if some forces are ignoring the technology.
Still, gencoding wins every time if one chooses 
simpler or worse is better over evolvable and 
that is a lesson for the namespace supporters.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gavin Thomas Nicol [mailto:gtn@rbii.com]

EBT can very, very close to this...  but one of the things I've found 
(especially after looking back over the last 7 years or so) is that 
"almost did it" ain't good enough.

Too many good intentions, and the associated roads...


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