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   RE: [xml-dev] Don't Let Architecture Astronauts Scare You

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And the more people have to agree, the harder it gets.

Design rationale is not history.  That is why an 
irrational history is not evidence that something 
emerging from that history won't work or that something 
emerging from a rationale design will sell.

Drive it, then decide to buy it or not.


From: Sam Hunting [mailto:shunting@etopicality.com]

>  In 20/20 hindsight, it seems easy to see HTTP as an incremental
> modification of FTP, URLs as DNS+filesystem, and HTML as a trivial
> SGML DTD.  I'm sure it didn't seem so cut and dried at CERN!

Simplicity is hard. 


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