RE: XPath/XSLT 2.0 concerns
Dare Obasanjo opines: > If people spent as much times giving feedback to W3C working groups > as they spent angrily and impotently railing on XML-DEV maybe some > progress would be made. That's a big maybe, especially when the complaints reach down to the foundation of the endeavor the W3C is undertaking. This "impotent railing" you claim to see seems more effective for the discussion of foundation issuess than the throwing of one's views on the mercy of an all-powerful and often confidential committee with its own narrow focus. > 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. I guess we just have different perspectives on constructive. You seem to like the W3C system, while I find the W3C system broken from the outset, with organizational failings that make technical progress difficult at best. As a result, I find that "complaining" is far more constructive from my point of view than efforts to participate politely under the terms the W3C lays down. Reminding the world that there are other means than vendor consortia to develop shared technical solutions seems like a worthwhile activity, even if it happens to irk participants in certain consortia. But then, hey, maybe someday they'll get the TAG's F2F minutes from last week published, and we'll be so awed by the brilliance of the technical discussion on XLink/HLink that all such objections will melt away... ------------- Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA http://simonstl.com may be my URI http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI urn:oid:184.108.40.206.4.1.6320 is another possibility altogether
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