RE: intertwined specs
I agree completely with Tim. It's a bear to keep a design in scope unless the consensus for the boundaries is very strong. Nevertheless, that is the job the chair takes on. Doesn't mean that it's right; does constrain the acceptance. The other end is too little means trivial application. The only good cure is practice. That is why chairs are in high demand; not because the rewards are great, but because the results depend a lot on practice. Ah heck. Tornadic rain just dropped on top of us. Back later.... Len http://www.mp3.com/LenBullard Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti. Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h -----Original Message----- From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@t...] One man's "intertwined" is another's "consistent". I think a lack of interconnectedness would be a bigger problem. The real problem, the one that I think is actually causing Simon's pain, is that these things are all too big, too complicated, and have a contemptuous disdain for trying to hit 80/20 points. Missing the point of the Web, I call this. Mind you, having been through the closing months of getting XML 1.0 finished when it was already too big and every power player and their dog wanted to get just one more feature in, I can see how it happens. Doesn't mean it's right.
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