Re: strange feeling
"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@i...> wrote: | From: Arjun Ray [mailto:aray@n...] |> Some time in 97, Tim disclosed that he had recently agreed to be on |> a consulting retainer to Netscape. That got his name *off* the spec - |> well, you figure out why that happened. And what deal got his name |> back on again ;-) | | I remember that fracas. It was unfair to Tim in the extreme, And then some. It was outrageous. | I never sensed that Tim would steer things to Netscapes' advantage; my | guess is that he was there to talk some sense to them after the Paris | gaffes from MARCA et al. My guess too. Netscape were a year late to the XML party, and they needed help. | My personal opinion was that MS won by being fast and NS lost by being | dense about what markup had to offer. NS certainly lost by dense, yes. | I'm not sure the advantages of loose coupling in a hypermedia framework | were as obvious then as they are now. I don't know if it's obvious now. XPointer in DTDs? XSLT for schemas? XQuery in XPath? Why wait? Download everything.dll now and get it over with! ;-)
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