RE: You call that a standard?
The word "standard' when it comes to software and computer technology is usually meaningless. Is something standard if it produced by a standards body but has no conformance tests (e.g. SQL)? What if it has conformance testing requirements but is owned by a single entity (e.g. Java)? What if it is just widely supported with no formal body behind it (e.g. RSS)? Whenever I hear someone say standard it's as meaningless to me as when I hear the acronym 'SOA', it means whatever the speaker wants it to mean. -- PITHY WORDS OF WISDOM There are always two solutions to the problem: yours and the boss's. ________________________________ From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@i...] Sent: Wed 4/28/2004 7:24 AM To: xml-dev Subject: You call that a standard? Bob Glushko notices that all is not well in the world when the term 'standard' is corrupted. I don't see any solutions here, and I note that this is the price to be paid by many in our community who chose to gut ISO and really did not understand what they were doing. Their tears now do not move me. Jon, Tim, Jean, Eve, James, Michael, put this one on your tombstones: "As the twig is bent, so grows the tree." http://news.com.com/2008-1013-5200672.html?tag=nefd.acpro And those wild and wacky browser folks are waking up to the fact that the web is just data plumbing and that load balancing a system means using something other than thin-clients. So those who 'voted with their feet' have found they now have holes in their soles. http://news.com.com/2100-1032_3-5201325.html?tag=nefd.lede An HTML browser IS a cul de sac. Dagnabbit. len ----------------------------------------------------------------- The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription manager: <http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/index.php>
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