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   Re: [xml-dev] "Phase Relationships in the Standardization Process"

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Well here is another Gosling quote:

    Design principles.
       + Keep it Simple
          + Redundancy is bad
          + "it's a nice idea" is too weak a criteria: only put in what's 
          + Complex = hard to build, test. debug, tune, explain
       + Use What Works
          + its easier to add something later when you figure out the 
          + Than it is to plster over a mistake that creates a legacy
          + Unnecessary risk increases chance of failure

Taken from, 

Niels Peter

> This is probably ancient news to some of you, but James Gosling, in 1990
> http://java.sun.com/people/jag/StandardsPhases/index.html writes:
> "For a standard to be usefully formed, the technology needs to be 
> understood:
> technological interest needs to be waning. But if political interest in 
> a standard
> becomes too large, the various parties have too much at stake in their 
> own vested
> interest to be flexible enough to accommodate the unified view that a 
> standard
> requires....


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