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Mike Champion <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 4/22/2002 7:59:13 PM, <email@example.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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