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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote,
> And that is where it all goes to hell.  We train them
> to one expectation, ask them to look away, change knife
> hands, and then when they complain, we accuse them
> of not being smart enough to read minds.
> Users don't read specifications or minds.  They learn
> to trust their vendor.  It isn't "who do you love"
> but "who do you trust" and that is how Internet
> Explorer became the working definition of the WWW.

Show me a spec that says "Nothing will ever change, *ever*" and I'll 
show you hubris. The only reasonable expectation that anyone has is 
that things that were there yesterday might be gone tomorrow, and that 
new things'll come along to replace them. That's as true for URI 
schemes as it is for resources.

Personally I'm looking forward to Michael Mealling finally getting 
around to releasing his DDDS resolver plugin ...




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