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From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
> Ok, that interpretation is better. It is still
> bad policy. Procurement managers must be able
> to select the technology that best suits the
> technical requirements of the project. The
> clear example here is RELAX NG or the ISO DSDL.
> Preferring W3C simply because of its purported
> industry dominance is unacceptable rationale.
Yes, but the bad policy is not in generally favouring
a particular technology stream, but in absolutely
For the life of me, I cannot see why a government agency
would mandate technologies for which there are few
open source tools: it seems they will be locking themselves
into spending on proprietary tools. They have been suckered.
Pity the government people attempting to use XML Schemas
for publishing uses!