Re: RE: XPath/XSLT 2.0 concerns
10/2/2002 12:13:32 AM, "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@m...> wrote: > >However I just looked at the W3C XML Query archive and even though my >XML-DEV folder has about 100 messages wailing about XQuery and XPath >2.0, I don't see one message related to the XML-DEV discussion. I guess >people just love to complain instead of providing constructive feedback. >> features, that might trigger some reassessments. The W3C patent policy situation is instructive. There was a flamestorm about a year ago that got everyone's attention, but there were some solid, closely reasoned arguments that actually changed peoples' minds. The trump card was the implicit threat to "fork" the web standards community. So, what Dare said: complain to the comments list(s), do so constructively, but also point out the "social" costs of a world where the W3C Recommendations are only implemented by the biggest companies for the dominant platforms. That is *not* what brought the Web to greatness, and invites forking of XPath by other organizations and individuals. [Mind you, I personally <duck> think that the effect of all this has been a Bad Thing in the patent policy situation, but if you want a case study on how to get the W3C leadership to instruct a working group on the realities of life and to go back and rethink things from the ground up, this is it]
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