[XML-DEV Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

RE: experts

  • From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@e...>
  • To: xml-dev@l...
  • Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 22:29:32 -0500

RE: experts
> If we gave Web developers a seat at the table, and listened to them, we'd
> have a much more useful Web.

So who do you think the "experts" represent? I'm sure that
IBM et al. have a few web developers in their back pocket.

> Here's one example. A few years back I asked for an <include> element in
> HTML.
> 
> A trivial thing to implement, it would have allowed the same kind of
> inclusion you get with <img> for arbitrary HTML text snippets.

How would text selection work with this? How about searching
across the page? Should the area be scollable individually?
Perhaps it should have been called <embed> or <object> 
instead?

> Experts tend to conceive earthquakes when tweaks would do much 
> more for us.

Again, I think the mark of a true expert is knowing how much is
just enough. It usually means having a good understanding of
the issues, which all too often is lacking.

Think of the "user" that decided that allowing

  <i>This <b>is a</i> hack</b>

would be a good thing. Trivial to implement, and with huge 
ramifications that I'm sure the "user" didn't understand.
  
> You know we have a group of pragmatic Web developers 
> ready to review our ideas, we just have to invite them 
> in. It's called WSP, the Web Standards Process. I'd 
> show something to Jeffrey Zeldman and if he gets it, I'd say
> it's a good thing to do. If he jumps up and down I'd do it immediately.

So are those guys also experts?


PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!

Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
Email
First Name
Last Name
Company
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3
 

Stylus Studio has published XML-DEV in RSS and ATOM formats, enabling users to easily subcribe to the list from their preferred news reader application.


Stylus Studio Sponsored Links are added links designed to provide related and additional information to the visitors of this website. they were not included by the author in the initial post. To view the content without the Sponsor Links please click here.

Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.