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

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Henry Thompson wrote:
> > 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?

The same thought comes to mind after reading your post...

>  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.

Are you referring to XML 1.0? I always considered it to be a good de jure
codification of de facto best practices in (i.e. most common subset of)
SGML. In that sense, Michael's characterization seems better than "real new
science", let alone a joke...



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