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   Re: [xml-dev] W3C Successes (RE: [xml-dev] W3C Culture and Aims )

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Mike Champion <mc@xegesis.org> writes:

> 4/22/2002 7:59:13 PM, <jwrobie@mindspring.com> wrote:
> >I do think that the W3C has had some pretty big
> >successes, including HTML and XML.
> Hmm, the last of these was more than four years ago.  And both of
> them resulted from the W3C's "old" role as a place where vendors can
> come together to define interoperability profiles of reasonably
> well-understood technologies.

Um, as regards XML, you're joking, right?  Look at the history.  It's
_completely_ unlike HTML, it was way out ahead of what any vendors
were thinking about, much less trying-and-failing to interoperate.  It 
was in fact a lot like XSLT and XML Schema:  real new science was done 
in the WGs.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2002, part-time member of W3C Team
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	    Fax: (44) 131 650-4587, e-mail: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk
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