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   Re: [xml-dev] When to create a standard (was XQuery and DTD/Schema?)

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At 01:52 AM 7/9/2002 +1000, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>From: "Jonathan Robie" <jonathan.robie@datadirect-technologies.com>
> > We would be better off with a process for revisiting W3C specifications
> > after some period of time. For instance, perhaps a Recommendation should
> > have a lifetime of 3-5 years, after which it is replaced with a real 
> standard.
>Err, don't you mean "a Recommendation should have a lifetime of
>less than three years, at which time it should be replaced by something
>as big as possible"?

Precisely not. For instance, I think that we should find ways to simplify 
XML Schema, not add to it.

But you point to a realistic fear. Standardization does not tend to keep 
things simple. The original design paper for SQL was 12 elegant pages.



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