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At 21:03 23/07/2006, David Lyon wrote:
>On Sun, 2006-07-23 at 10:37 +0100, peter murray-rust wrote:
> > Those who weren't around in 1998 - when SAX was developed on this
> > list - might like to know that David Megginson led a communal
> > activity with 100 participants and the spec was developed in a month.
> > This project will be harder, but not, I believe, impossible. I
> > believe all the components are there, that it can be tied to the REST
> > philosophy.

>For me the whole tone of this mailing list has suddenly changed. Every
>year I seem to come along and clang walking sticks with the other
>geriatrics and get repelled. I lose the arguments but things in my own
>mind things get more clarified. Off I go back to the real world -
>charged up again.

I am not sure what you mean here - this is the same sort of stuff I 
wrote 6 years ago... I'm happy to be called a geriatric if it helps.

>Of course, I'm sure that with your skill-set and influence, you would be
>able to pull off anything that you set your mind to and convince
>whatever parties you see beneficial to come to the table.

More modestly and realistically if 5% of this list come to a common 
viewpoint here and are motivated to create a spec or realizable white 
paper then we  will have made a step forward.



Peter Murray-Rust
Unilever Centre for Molecular Sciences Informatics
University of Cambridge,
Lensfield Road,  Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK


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