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That works as long as everyone understands implicitly or
explicitly that rework will be required to keep interdependent
parts synchronized. The devil is in the second pass particularly
given a lot of dependent parts and unequal competencies.
That is why appeals to "Internet Time" aren't compelling
and "process" is what standards groups guarantee, not results.
From: Tim Bray [mailto:email@example.com]
I have argued often that some of the specs are too big and too
complicated and don't hit 80/20 points. But it's hard to see how you
could possibly get away from layering specs. You can't write everything
into One Big Standard, and you need to pull together different pools of