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   Do We Need James Clark to get Good Recs?

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Sometimes it seems to me that most of the XML-related Recs/Specs that
xml-dev'ers approve of are those that James Clark had a major influence on.
Sax is an exception, I suppose, but that had David M. playing a unifying
role, so maybe it is in a similar category.

I would like to ask a few questions about this.

1) Is this perception widely shared on the list?
2) If so, is it specifically James, or is it the mode of development?
3) Are there any examples of good/elegant/approved (by xml-dev'ers) recs
that were developed in a different way?
4) If there is a mode of development that tends to lead to especially
good/elegant/etc recs, can we foster that mode?  Or does it take specific
individuals with very special knowledge and personal qualities?


Tom P


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