Re: Microsoft's responce to XML.com article
At 05:18 PM 1/16/00 -0800, Robert La Quey wrote: >At 01:42 PM 1/15/00 -0800, Tim Bray wrote: >>Mea culpa, more than anyone else. But it's a symptom of the W3C's >>#1 problem, lack of resources. I've been busy helping get XLink done. >>CMSMCQ's been busy helping get schema done. JeanPa's been busy getting >>MS Office to do something sensible with XML, a little bird tells me. It >>was tough to lay any of these tasks aside to put in the errata work. > >Well, open up the game and you will get a lot more resources. Not >money, but the scarce resource, brains and imagination. It takes a big leap of imagination, not to mention willingness to give up the pretense of control over a standards process. I don't see the W3C or its corporate members - heck, even many of its academic members - having that kind of flexibility or interest in moving to an open process. An open process would make different kinds of resources available, but the W3C and the defenders of its process don't seem to value those resources. I'd love to see an opening, and I'd be much happier about implementing projects like XLink, but I've been waiting a while and seen only a few tiny cracks in the wall. Looking back, those cracks seem to have been the results of insiders bringing discussion outside the walls to suit a particular purpose, not the results of outsiders asking the W3C to open up. And no, I don't have any interest in participating as an invited expert in a closed process, so this isn't a plea for that kind of access. Simon St.Laurent XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed. Building XML Applications Inside XML DTDs: Scientific and Technical Cookies / Sharing Bandwidth http://www.simonstl.com 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/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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