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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.
As for the first point, I think you really need a few years to see how
successful a technology will be in the marketplace, and what problems it
causes in practice. That's why I chose technologies I consider very well
One of the ramifications of new technologies is you simply don't know right
away how successful they will be. Personally, I think that XQuery and Web
Services will also turn out to be real successes, but we shouldn't proclaim
that until after the marketplace has adopted them.