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   Re: [xml-dev] modeling, validating and documenting an xml grammar

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At 12:23 AM 6/19/2003 -0700, Dennis Sosnoski wrote:
>Just for the record, I think any standards committee that *doesn't* follow 
>the principle of "if in doubt, leave it out" should be forced to keep 
>circulating their ever more bloated specification amongst themselves in a 
>feedback cycle until their mail servers all crash and the evil product of 
>their activities is lost to the bit bucket. WXS seemed to be firmly on 
>this track, but somehow the damned thing escaped to the wild before the 
>inevitable collapse. I consider it a virus.

Hmmm... maybe we actually need fewer public drafts rather than more.  Cruel 
gatekeepers might help.  Or perhaps we should encourage a greater sense of 
shame among specification developers?

Tough political problem, certainly.


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