Re: Microsoft's responce to XML.com article.>
We're all discussing this topic by means of a pervasive medium developed using the open RFC consensus process, RFC-822 et al., which has been adopted by every e-mail system manufacturer in the world. If they don't play by *our* rules, they can't sell their products. At Monday 1/17/00 02:01 AM -0500, Michael Champion wrote: <Lots of good points snipped> >This is not to say that there should not be a truly open Web standards >organization. Such a thing might function well as an association of >individual technical experts (representing themselves rather than speaking >for their employers), e.g. the ad hoc group that produced SAX. I suspect >that such a process can produce quick and simple standards that put a >minimum amount of order in place where none existed, or to agree on subsets >of existing specs that we can all REALLY support. But when it comes to the >really nasty questions that are as much political and economic as technical, >such an organization would have no way of getting its result to be adopted. 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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