RE: RE: W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box
At 12:26 PM 6/10/2002 -0600, Aaron Skonnard wrote: >Agreed. HTTP and HTML were not trivial to implement. Major vendors >embraced them and made it happen. Before the public had easy-to-use >browsers, they had no idea what resources were available to them. I >don't remember many successful ad-hoc browser implementations. Wow. Do we live on different planets? HTTP 0.9 _was_ trivial to implement, and the early HTML work wasn't exactly rocket science. There was a really diverse set of browser choices in the mid-90s before the big vendors went to war and ensured that no one else could afford to compete in the field. I have a hard time seeing the rise of the vendor-dominated Web as inevitable, which makes me pretty much giggle at this: >I completely agree. It was the *vendors* that made it happen. And it's >the vendors that will make it happen with Web services. The W3C and WS-I >are trying to steer but maybe we're not all on the same ship. Not that vendors didn't have a role, but I hardly think it's reasonable to argue that vendors made it happen or that their role was necessarily positive. Simon St.Laurent "Every day in every way I'm getting better and better." - Emile Coue
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