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   RE: [xml-dev] Fwd: War of Attrition (was: [xml-dev] Underwhelmed(WAS: [x

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9/23/2002 5:09:48 PM, "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com> wrote:

>Umm... that's pretty conspiratorial.  Lots of forces 
>can drive complexity into a system.

Just a reminder/disclaimer, I was not the author of that bit, just forwarded it
to the list.

I do agree that the *intent* was probably not conspiratorial.  Still,
I'm very afraid that the *outcome* will be much as Ari noted:
"the winner will throw away the specs it used to win the battle."

The way to avoid that scenario is to use the minimum "profiles" of the
specs that can be understood by humans, coded by hand, and explained to


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