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   RE: [xml-dev] The truth about standards...

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It's nice to have an opinion (what blogs are and all they are).
It's worth reading if the writer has some experience doing the 
job he is critiquing.   It's a lot like standards: experience 

I don't think a spec should be called a standard until it 
has been implemented and in use by a million people for 
five years.  Of course the technology may be obsolete by then, 
but hey, how many working technologies are just about fully 
cooked when they are obsoleted by something half-baked?

The reality is that the vendors are proposing technologies.


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrzej Jan Taramina [mailto:andrzej@chaeron.com]

This piece by Zeldman on his blog should be required reading by all those on 
the W3C, large vendors (IBM, MS, Sun et al), and many that are promoting the 
latest/greatest XML "standards" here.


Nice to see that someone understands the reality of the situation.


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