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

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Michael Kay said:

[misconceptions, partial thoughts, and other stuff deleted]

> Or of course you can stand on the sidelines and throw mud.
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/

"The W3C's critics have lit on a handful of the group's recent decisions
and initiatives, including its handling of a recent patent controversy,
the formation of a separate group to tackle strategy making and problem
solving, and a controversial push to develop a type of artificial
intelligence called the Semantic Web."

"The W3C's most vocal critics say the group is neglecting Web services in
favor of a pie-in-the-sky vision to endow computers with logical powers."

"For now, criticism of the W3C appears to be concentrated among software
sellers and other large companies making bets on Web services."

"I think developers are being poorly served by the fact that the big
companies have dominated the work of the W3C over the last year. The W3C
does more or less what its members tell it to."


"Not changed: brutal criticism of the W3C, especially XML Schema."

"Perhaps reflecting a loss of credibility, though, wide-scale initiatives
like Web 2.0 play less by W3C rules."

"Changed: the W3C now has a Working Group which says that Binary XML is
necessary, feasible, and that a single solution could serve everybody's

"Not changed: nobody's paying attention to the W3C's grander proclamations."


"The XSLT Hammer"


Old Patents attempt


Against FO for the web


Of course, FO had found a niche in the printing industry but last bits in CSS


suggest that CSS will be prefered for both on- and off-line.

WHATWG and criticism to w3c specs and ways



MathML has been rejected by most *mathematicians* and a few days ago the
Web Applications ceased to recommend the usage of MathML in the spec.


Juan R.



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