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   RE: [xml-dev] ISO and the Standards Golden Hammer (was Re: [xml-d ev] Yo

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VRML 1.0 wasn't an ISO standard.   For VRML97 and particularly X3D, 
Dick Puk and sometimes Steve Carson sat there day in a day out both keeping 
the standard on track, but also making valuable technical suggestions, 
particulary Dick who is working on the open VRML list to this day. 
ISO has performed brilliantly.  They weren't rubber stamps.  That's 
really wrong, but also, it is exactly the kind of misinformation that 
destroys the reputations of valuable organizations and people.  They may not

be your cup of tea, but for business processes, they are far better.


From: David Megginson [mailto:dmeggin@attglobal.net]

Thanks for the list, Ken -- it should provide a reasonable basis for 
comparision with computer tech specs that have come out of processes other 
than ISO's and ANSI's.  Some of these I would disregard, either because they

have not caught on (i.e. the graphics formats), or because they are 
primarily rubber-stamps on existing, outside work (such as RelaxNG or VRML)


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