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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

> The web is a collection of working broken hacks. That's the ultimate
> testament for 80/20 designs.

I know, as a technical specialist, that the Web is messy behind the scenes,
but I can still use it to read film reviews, keep up to date with news
stories, buy books, check weather, reserve hotel rooms, file flight plans
(in the U.S., anyway), download software, and so on.

I haven't heard of anyone doing things like that with Xanadu or HyTime-based
systems, much less XML+XLink: that's the ultimate testament for 99:1 or
100:0 designs.

> Creating a standard is like pouring cement; get it right before it
> hardens.

No, it's like dating -- if you hold out for a woman or man with no flaws,
you end up living and dying alone.

All the best,



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