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   RE: RE: [xml-dev] Painful USA Today article (was RE: [xml-dev] ANN: REST

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On Wed, 2002-05-22 at 13:22, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> >I'm not content with selling the world an enormous mash of features and
> >possible combinations of features and leaving it to developers of
> >particular applications to sort out which parts are valuable and which
> >are trash.
> They have to sort out which features will solve a problem for them 
> and which are not of use to a particular application.  You can't do 
> that for them.  I am your customer.

So you _like_ the model where specs contain trillions of features that
_you_ get to pick and choose from?

I'm sorry Len, but I think you've been selling closed systems for way
too long.  

Those of us out in the open world can't cope with that model, and damn
well shouldn't have to - especially on specs from the W3C, which
theoretically cares about the useful-because-it's-an-open-model Web.

You may be _a_ customer, but you aren't the only one.
Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!


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