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

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Le lundi 10 juillet 2006 à 09:05 -0700, Soumitra Sengupta a écrit :
> The problem is in the choice of words - "win" and "lose".  It is
> demonstrated over and over that when presented with choice the market
> CONVERGES to one or two of those choices with clear inter-op between
> the 2.  If it does not then I argue that a mass market does not exist.
> There are many businesses that actually do quite well in these
> markets.  One can argue that this choice is sub-optimal for many local
> conditions and these locales end up living with the "tyranny of the
> mass market".  It is not correct to say that this choice is dictated
> by large vendors.  The networking battles between IP, Token Ring and
> DecNET is a clear example where the big incumbent vendors were on the
> wrong side.
> In the context of XSD vs Relax-NG, I would argue that a clear choice
> is yet to emerge.  XSD certainly has some momentum.  That is not to
> say that Relax-NG will not have traction.  The traction is unlikely to
> be in what we would consider mass or mainstream markets.  We can
> continue to rage against this choice, once the choice is made.  If the
> rage has some basis, someone may turn this into a lucrative business
> even.

Yes, that's a position I can understand and even agree with!


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