Re: who's on the XML WG?
Rick Jelliffe wrote: > > Lisa Rein wrote: > >> > >> yes the cloak and dagger stuff is amusing, isn't it. yet necessary. > > I think there should be more secrecy, not less. Look at our impatience > at waiting 2 or more years for links, for example: the WGs are cruel > vixen toying with us. If we are looking to the animal kingdom for examples, the W3C is evolving like armadillos: timid animals that slowly go their own way. When faced with predators, they roll up into a ball and depend on their hard shell to protect them. It works until the predator is a speeding truck. On a different thread and because it is 3:57AM here, people are speculating about why XML isn't taking off: 1. For a technology to emerge quickly, there has to be a need for it, perceived or otherwise, not already being done well enough by other technologies. In the case of text management, relational systems augmented by technololgies such as DHTML, IIS, and ADO are solving most of the near term problems. IOW, for the immediate needs which occupy the implementors' attention, they have working and relatively new solutions. 2. Industries that could take advantage of XML technologies and other web technologies are wrestling with the economic models that drive their businesses. The per-seat cost must support the bottom line. If webTech is perceived as a source of lite applications which will erode that product model, they will be resisted. It isn't the complexity of XML. Truth is, it isn't that complex. It is the fit. XML technologists and sales people have to look to markets where the fit is good but the traditional vendors are resisting, then create niches in those markets where the force of syntax unification becomes an irresistable feature such that adoption becomes necessary to win new business and retain upgrade contracts. len 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 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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