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On Wed, 30 Apr 2003, Liam Quin wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 05:04:36AM +0000, Arjun Ray wrote:
> > John Cowan <cowan@m...> wrote:
> > | Arjun Ray scripsit:
> > |
> > | > King Canute has always been a role model at the W3C.
> > |
> > | ObMemeSquashing:  Canute told the tide to stop coming in as an object
> > | lesson to his courtiers, who had been treating him as divine.  He knew
> > | damned well it wasn't going to obey him.
> >
> > A lesson for the W3C, then! ;-)
>
> I think the W3C Team is pretty well aware that we generally depend on
> others to implement specifications that we publish.  Or maybe you mean
> the lesson is that we need to *demonstrate* that we are not divine! :)

is XML 1.1 then not a lesson to us, W3C's obedient servants, to stop
treating the organisation as divine?

just a thought... <smiley/>

/m

Martin Klang
http://www.o-xml.org - the object-oriented XML programming language


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