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   RE: RE: [xml-dev] W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box

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> 6/10/2002 12:25:47 PM, "Aaron Skonnard" <aarons@develop.com> wrote:
> >
> >If all major vendors support it, even though some developers think it
> >sucks, I'm going to embrace it just like I did with HTTP.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Champion [mailto:mc@xegesis.org]
> Hmmm ... I embraced HTTP because many interesting resources I wanted
> access were available by HTTP, and they were available by HTTP because
> it was simple enough to easily implement and effective enough to be
> useful. I think the major vendors embraced it because there were so
> many people who wanted to get at those same resources, and because
> could implement it just as easily as everyone else.

Agreed. HTTP and HTML were not trivial to implement. Major vendors
embraced them and made it happen. Before the public had easy-to-use
browsers, they had no idea what resources were available to them. I
don't remember many successful ad-hoc browser implementations.

> The Web didn't happen because the W3C and/or the major vendors made it
> happen, it HAPPENED.  The major vendors jumped on the bandwagon, and
> the W3C was appointed as the steering committee for the bandwagon
> worked a lot better than fighting over who got to steer).

I completely agree. It was the *vendors* that made it happen. And it's
the vendors that will make it happen with Web services. The W3C and WS-I
are trying to steer but maybe we're not all on the same ship.



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