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Isn't Javascript a post-1993 counter example?  Introduced in late 1995 
by NS, adopted by MS in mid 1996, very rapidly picked up by Web monkeys 
for everyday coding.

At the time a technique is actively promoted, if it is found wanting, is 
there not a peril that the attention and interest of developers will be 
lost, until/unless something happens to re-introduce it?  If your 
argument is that we'd still be waiting anyway just because it takes that 
long for browsers to catch up, I guess I've already been corrected by 
Didier on that point since IE6 has been the majority browser for more 
than a few years and it supports XSLT.  My point is - maybe wrong but it 
is - that people saw it was not working very well, and said maybe later. 
And for Roger's scenario, they've been sending out HTML instead.

Michael Kay wrote:
>> IMHO, when the idea of XML + XSLT was first stirred up, I 
>> think there was a window of time in which the idea could be 
>> rapidly adopted, or pushed to the side. Inconsistencies and 
>> defectiveness of the browser support meant it was pushed the side.
> Since about 1993 there has never been a window of time in which new
> technologies could be rapidly adopted client-side; it has always been
> necessary to wait a few years until a significant proportion of the
> installed base of browsers supported the technology in question.
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/


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