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

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  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 05:44:58 -0700
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Tell me about it, I'm already experiencing this first hand (XQuery depends on W3C XML Schema). What I find interesting is that Henry T is equating "new work" with the kind of work a *standards* body is supposed to be tackling. This seems to be the opposite of what a body that should be setting "standards" should be doing and it shows in the current family of technologies coming out of the W3C.
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From: AndrewWatt2000@aol.com [mailto:AndrewWatt2000@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 5:41 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] W3C Successes (RE: [xml-dev] W3C Culture and Aims )

In a message dated 24/04/02 22:53:45 GMT Daylight Time, ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk writes:

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.


New "science" is arguably a potentially dangerous approach for a standards-setting body/group to take. Not least when it is paralleled by associated embedding of requirements for use of the result (XSD Schema) in other W3C technologies.

Andrew Watt


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