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Re: [xml-dev] RE: Encoding charset of HTTP Basic Authentication

It takes a long time but is rooted in the card shark vs holy scroller  
debates held here and elsewhere some (now many) years ago.  The frame  
guys took a real beating only to see <div> show up.  <div> proved that  
neither side had much of a claim.  An addressable chunk is an  
addressable chunk.

As Tei said, mediocrity isn't always bad.  That's why I think of it as  
averaging.  Consensus won't always produce a superior solution.  It  
produces a solution people are willing to use and if like me, you see  
technical evolution as a breeding process, not a competition for who  
is the smartest person in the room, use is the best measure of  
success, therefore, 'practice'.

Among musicians there is a saying: the difference between a rock  
musician and a jazz musician is a rock musician plays three chords for  
thousands of people and a jazz musician plays a thousand chords for  
three people.  Mediocrity has a place and the difference is how many  
and which albums will you keep when the significant other packs it in  
and you have to split the community property.


Quoting Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@gmail.com>:

> :) You will need to explain that one for me...
> On 3 February 2012 00:07, Len Bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net> wrote:
>> <div>
>> len
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Andrew Welch [mailto:andrew.j.welch@gmail.com]
>>> but the results are that mediocrities become "best practices".
>> Example please.
> --
> Andrew Welch
> http://andrewjwelch.com
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