RE: W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box
> Aaron Skonnard wrote: > > > >... > > > > I give full credit to TBL for "inventing" the Web and > > the technologies it was built on. I give credit to vendors > > like Netscape and MS for making it ubiquitous today (and > > I'm not going to defend MS's business practices). > > ... > > Let me suggest the opposite theory. Where there is a big user > community, big companies will get involved, whether they add > new value or not. That's a good thing, because usually they do > add value. But their arrival is a *consequence* of popularity > and success, not a *cause* of popularity and success. For > further evidence we can look at the various phenomena that are > reaching the mainstream without bigco participation > like peer to peer file sharing, mailing lists and blogs. > > > If Web Service technologies only find approval with vendors > then they will go the way of DCOM and CORBA. You need *user > pull* for vendor solutions. We are in serious danger of having > our hype bubble pricked when people try to implement real > systems and find out that this stuff is really difficult both > conceptually and because of bloat in the standards. > > Paul Prescod The key difference with the Web services is that the technology appeals more to business applications than end-user applications. B2Bi and EAI are the key beneficiaries, at least over the near term. That's why *user pull* doesn't really matter and the analogy to HTTP/HTML breaks down. Sorry for bringing it up. -aaron http://staff.develop.com/aarons
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