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   RE: [xml-dev] To be a standard or not to be a standard

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I get a little tired of the pendantry on this list, so I looked up "standard" in the American Heritage Dictionary, just to satisfy the pendantic:
There are maybe two or three definitions that could be applied in this discussion:
n.    5.a. A degree or level or requirement, excellence, or attainment.
adj. 2. Widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence: a standard reference work.
adj. 5. Commonly used or supplied: standard car equipment
There is one other that might also apply, especially to some recommendations or products:
adj. 3. Acceptable, but of less than top quality: a standard grade of beef.
"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."  -- Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass


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