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As I said, it is the ultimate testament.
A long list of problems came with
the achievements, some of them, apparently,
unsolvable now that the cement is hard.
The cost of the webAsDesigned is what one is willing
to risk on prototype specifications that
have to interact with other prototype
specifications. Not a problem; just a risk
to be managed by all means available
including ignoring them by using the
One doesn't have to wait for a flawless
candidate, but it's a good idea to
date up. Otherwise, one marries a broken hack.
From: David Megginson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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
> Creating a standard is like pouring cement; get it right before it
No, it's like dating -- if you hold out for a woman or man with no flaws,
you end up living and dying alone.