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   Re: [xml-dev] Underwhelmed (WAS: [xml-dev] XOM micro tutorial)

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Mike Champion <mc@xegesis.org> wrote:

| I wish the original assumptions -- that there would be browser diversity, 
| that API standards would be considered important, and that XML+CSS+DOM 
| would be the dominant light-client application platform -- had become 
| reality.  

I'm pretty sure the third assumption killed the other two.

[Is anyone acquainted with Kenneth Arrow's "General Possibility Theorem",
more popularly known as his Impossibility Theorem?  The specifics of the
theorem aren't relevant here, but it is the exemplar of a sobering lesson
for all blue sky thinkers: a set of criteria, each desirable individually
considered, may have no resolution which satisfies all of them.]


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