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From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.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   
favouring one.    

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!

Rick Jelliffe


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