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"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| From: Arjun Ray [mailto:email@example.com]
|> Some time in 97, Tim disclosed that he had recently agreed to be on
|> a consulting retainer to Netscape. That got his name *off* the spec -
|> well, you figure out why that happened. And what deal got his name
|> back on again ;-)
| I remember that fracas. It was unfair to Tim in the extreme,
And then some. It was outrageous.
| I never sensed that Tim would steer things to Netscapes' advantage; my
| guess is that he was there to talk some sense to them after the Paris
| gaffes from MARCA et al.
My guess too. Netscape were a year late to the XML party, and they needed
| My personal opinion was that MS won by being fast and NS lost by being
| dense about what markup had to offer.
NS certainly lost by dense, yes.
| I'm not sure the advantages of loose coupling in a hypermedia framework
| were as obvious then as they are now.
I don't know if it's obvious now. XPointer in DTDs? XSLT for schemas?
XQuery in XPath? Why wait? Download everything.dll now and get it over