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   Re: [xml-dev] The Best Technologies Don't Win

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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

> We have XSD because it got the most votes at the time.   It's that
> simple. 

We got XSD because it was the only candidate running. The same people 
who developed it were the people who voted on it, and they only got to 
vote Yes or No. What did you expect to happen in an election like that?

Now if the competition had not been XSD, yes or no; but XSD or RELAX NG? 
And if the people who voted were not themselves the developers of the 
languages; then the outcome might have been very different. Indeed 
that's exactly what seems to be happening in the marketplace. A strong 
majority of developers who actually consider both options are picking 
RELAX NG. XSD is winning only with developers who don't know they have a 

´╗┐Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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