OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: Fwd: Re: [xml-dev] W3C Successes (RE: [xml-dev] W3C Culture andAims

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

4/26/2002 8:43:10 AM, Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@datadirect-technologies.com> 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.
>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. 

Absolutely!  But my contention is that the W3C is a different beast than it was four years ago, with less 
stomach for the down-n-dirty sorting out of vendor differences (HTML 3.2, DOM Level 1) or of best practices 
gleaned from concrete experience (XML 1.0), and higher aspirations to do "new science." Thus, the assumption 
that the W3C process will continue to produce success stories is questionable.

Of course, we really should just shut up, get back to work, and revisit this question in four years <grin>


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS