Re: OSS vs W3C? was: Next Round
"Matthew Sergeant (EML)" wrote: > > - Given a large enough beta-tester and co-developer base, almost > every problem will be characterised quickly, and the fix obvious to someone. > > If the process just occured on ordinary public mailing lists this > would be true I think. That is not true. There were many bugs found in XML months after it was available on a public mailing list. Characterizing bugs in specifications is much, much harder than characterizing them in code. It wouldn't be so hard if the specs were more formal, but that isn't the way things are going. Paul Prescod - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco "You have the wrong number." "Eh? Isn't that the Odeon?" "No, this is the Great Theater of Life. Admission is free, but the taxation is mortal. You come when you can, and leave when you must. The show is continuous. Good-night." -- Robertson Davies, "The Cunning Man" xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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