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Re: [xml-dev] ten years later, time to repeat it?

Michael Kay wrote:

> But of course other people may have subtly different requirements. And it
> looks as if that JSON may be one of those slippery specs (like CSV?) that
> means whatever you want it to mean. Shame, I thought we'd got past that
> phase of evolution.

That seems to be endemic to any spec written by a single person.
Remember XML-RPC? RSS 0.9.x?

Standards body processes can be ugly, annoying, political, and slow but
they do tend to weed out a much greater percentage of the serious
mistakes and ambiguities.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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